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IASB announces second webinar on discussion paper on business combinations under common control

16 Jun 2021

The IASB has announced its second live webinar on discussion paper DP/2020/2 'Business Combinations under Common Control'. The webinar will provide feedback received from outreach activities and address frequently asked questions from stakeholders as well as provide an opportunity for viewers to ask questions.

The webinar will be held on 30 June 2021.  For the con­ve­nience of stake­hold­ers in different time zones, there will be two sessions of the webinar:

  • 09:00-09:45 BST (Morning Session)
  • 04:30-05:15 BST (Afternoon Session)

To register for the webcast or for more in­for­ma­tion, please see the press release on the IASB's website.

Update: On 12 July 2021, the IASB has issued a recording of the webinar.

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IASB publishes editorial corrections

16 Jun 2021

The IASB has published a first set editorial corrections for 2021.

The corrections relate to the Annotated Issued IFRS Standards 2021, the Issued IFRS Standards 2021, the Annotated Required IFRS Standards 2021 and the Required IFRS Standards 2021 and regard erroneously reproduced paragraphs of IFRS 1, IFRS 9 and IAS 39.

Editorial corrections do not change the meaning or application of pronouncements, but instead correct inadvertent errors. The editorial corrections can be viewed on the editorial corrections page of the IASB's website.

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IASB, EAA, and EFRAG virtual academic research seminar on management commentary

16 Jun 2021

On 18 June 2021, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the European Accounting Association (EAA), and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) will hold a virtual research seminar for academics related to the IASB’s exposure draft 'Management Commentary'.

The seminar will provide an overview of the IASB’s exposure draft ED/2021/6 Management Commentary and the EFRAG Secretariat’s initial observations.

Please click for more information and registration on the EAA website. A detailed programme of the event is available here.

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Agenda for the June 2021 ITCG meeting

15 Jun 2021

The agenda is available for the next meeting of the IFRS Taxonomy Consultative Group (ITCG), which will be a virtual meeting on 30 June 2021, from 11:00 to 15:35 GMT+1.

The ITCG will discuss the following topics:

  • Agenda consultation
  • Digital reporting implications for the exposure draft Disclosure Requirements in IFRS Standards — A Pilot Approach
  • Tagging implicitly reported concepts
  • Tagging comparative information reported in accordance with a superseded IFRS Standard

The agenda papers for this meeting are available on the IASB website.

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IFRS Foundation survey on digital content

15 Jun 2021

The IFRS Foundation is inviting users of its website to comment on the kind of digital content the IFRS Foundation creates.

To this end, a survey has been launched that seeks feedback on different aspects of content associated with the Foundation. Please click for more information in the press release on the IASB website.

Please note that the deadline for taking the survey has been extended to 23 July 2021.

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IFRS Interpretations Committee holds June 2021 meeting

15 Jun 2021

The IFRS Interpretations Committee (Committee) met on Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 June 2021. We have posted Deloitte observer notes for the technical issues discussed during this meeting.

The Committee discussed two initial considerations and the comment letter analyses for two tentative agenda decisions:

IAS 2 Inventories—Costs Necessary to Sell Inventories: In February 2021, the Committee discussed a submission about whether an entity includes all costs necessary to make the sale or only those that are incremental to the sale as the “estimated costs necessary to make a sale” when determining the net realisable value of inventories. In the meeting, most of the Committee members agreed with the analysis and conclusion that IAS 2 does not allow an entity to limit such costs to only those that are incremental. However, Committee members raised concerns that such a conclusion may contradict with predominate practice. The responses from the comment letters are similar and some respondents requested additional clarifications. The Committee decided to finalise the agenda decision.

IAS 10 Events after the Reporting Period—Preparation of Financial Statements when an Entity is No Longer a Going Concern: In February 2021, the Committee discussed a submission asking firstly whether an entity can prepare financial statements for prior periods on a going concern basis if it was a going concern in those periods and had not previously prepared financial statements for those periods; and secondly if it had previously prepared financial statements for the preceding period on a going concern basis, whether it is required to restate comparative information in respect of the preceding period to reflect the basis of accounting used in preparing the current period's financial statements. In the meeting, the Committee members agreed that the answer is “yes” to the first question and “no” to the second question. Most of the respondents to the tentative agenda decision agreed with the staff analysis. There were some respondents who disagreed with some aspects of the analysis and/or requested clarifications. The Committee decided to finalise the agenda decisions with some changes to drafting.

IFRS 9 Financial Instruments—European Central Bank’s Third Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations Programme: The Committee received a submission asking how banks account for the European Central Bank (ECB)’s Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTRO). Specifically, the submission asked whether the TLTRO III tranches are loans at a below-market interest rate which should be accounted for as a government grant. Moreover, it asked how banks calculate the applicable effective interest rate, account for changes in estimated cash flows due to the revised assessment of meeting the conditions attached to the liability and account for changes in cash flows related to the prior period that result from the bank’s lending behaviour or from changes in the TLTRO III conditions determined by the ECB.

The staff analysed the general criteria of a government grant in IAS 20 and explained that the Committee is not in a position to provide a view as to whether the TLTRO III contains a government grant because the assessment involves non-accounting questions. For the matters related to calculating the effective interest rate and estimation of future cash flows, the staff considered that they are too narrow for the Committee to consider in isolation and should be addressed as part of the Board's post-implementation review of the classification and measurement requirements of IFRS 9 ("PIR").

The Committee decided not to add the matter to the standard-setting agenda and make edits to the tentative agenda decision that were suggested during the meeting.

IFRS 16 Leases—Power Purchase Agreements in a Gross Pool Electricity Market: The Committee received a request about an electricity retailer’s (customer) accounting for a power purchase agreement (“PPA”) in a gross pool electricity market. The request asked whether, applying IFRS 16:B9(a), the customer has the right to obtain substantially all the economic benefits from the use of the windfarm throughout the 20-year term of the PPA. The staff analysed that the PPA provides the customer with neither the right to obtain electricity from the windfarm nor the obligation to purchase any particular amount of electricity either from the windfarm of the grid, and accordingly, the customer has no right to obtain substantially all the economic benefits from the use of the windfarm.

The Committee decided not to add the matter to the standard-setting agenda and make #edits to the tentative agenda decision that were suggested during the meeting.

Work in progress: There was no new matter under analysis at the time of the meeting.

More In­for­ma­tion

Please click to access the detailed notes taken by Deloitte observers.

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EFRAG, EFFAS, ABAF/BVFA, and IASB to host joint webinar on rate-regulated entities

14 Jun 2021

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG), the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS), the Association Belge des Analystes Financiers (ABAF/BVFA), and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) will host a joint webinar on 12 July 2021 on the proposals in the IASB’s Exposure Draft (ED) ‘Regulatory Assets and Regulatory Liabilities’.

On 28 January 2021, the IASB published the ED which would replace IFRS 14 Regulatory Deferral Accounts and would apply when the entity is party to a regulatory agreement that determines the regulated rate the entity can charge for the goods or services it supplies to customers.

The webinar will provide information on the proposals and an opportunity for users to provide feedback.

For more in­for­ma­tion, see the press release on the EFRAG’s website. A detailed programme is available here.

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June 2021 IASB meeting agenda posted

11 Jun 2021

The IASB has posted the agenda for its next meeting, which will be held via video conference on 22–23 June 2021.

During the meeting, the IASB will discuss the following:

  • Work plan update
  • Insurance contracts
  • Equity method
  • Maintenance and consistent application
  • Primary financial statements
  • Goodwill and impairment
  • Farewell

The full agenda for the meeting can be found here. We will post any updates to the agenda, our com­pre­hen­sive pre-meet­ing summaries, as well as observer notes from the meeting on this page as they become available.

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EFRAG conducting surveys on regulatory assets and regulatory liabilities exposure draft

11 Jun 2021

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) is conducting two surveys aimed at (1) preparers and (2) users that analyse the financial statements of rate-regulated entities to participate in an effect analysis of the IASB exposure draft, ‘Regulatory Assets and Regulatory Liabilities’.

On 28 January 2021, the IASB published the ED which would replace IFRS 14 Regulatory Deferral Accounts and would apply when the entity is party to a regulatory agreement that determines the regulated rate the entity can charge for the goods or services it supplies to customers.

The feedback from the surveys will be used to assist the EFRAG in the cost-benefit assessment of the IASB proposals in its final comment letter. The survey is open until 30 July 2021. For more in­for­ma­tion, view the preparers survey and users survey press releases on the EFRAG’s website.

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EFRAG-IASB webinar on proposed amendments to the disclosure requirements in IFRS Standards

11 Jun 2021

On 30 June 2021, EFRAG, along with the IASB, will host a webinar on the IASB exposure draft (ED) ‘Disclosure Requirements in IFRS Standards — A Pilot Approach’.

On 25 March 2021, the IASB issued the ED that contains proposed guidance for itself when developing and drafting disclosure requirements in IFRSs in future as well as proposed amendments to IFRS 13 'Fair Value Measurement' and IAS 19 'Employee Benefits' that result from applying the proposed guidance to those standards.

The webinar will feature discussions and views of European stakeholders on the ED and other related practical issues. For more information, see the press release on the EFRAG’s website. A detailed programme of the event is available here.

Update: A recording of the event can be accessed here and a summary report is available here.

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