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Agenda for the June 2024 DPOC meeting

03 Jun 2024

The Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC) will meet on 4 June 2024 in Singapore.

The agenda for the DPOC meeting is sum­marised below.

Tuesday, 4 June 2024

  • In­tro­duc­tion
  • IASB Technical Activities — Update report on activities of the IASB and the IFRS Interpretations Committee
  • Post-implementation Review of IFRS 9 — Impairment
  • Approval to publish the Proposed IFRS Taxonomy Update based on the Exposure Draft Contracts for Renewable Electricity
  • Proposed IASB Prioritisation Framework
  • ISSB Technical Activities — Update report on activities of the ISSB
  • Updating the Due Process Handbook
  • Summary/Any other business/Wrap up

Agenda papers for the meeting are available on the IFRS Foun­da­tion's website.

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June 2024 ISSB meeting agenda posted

03 Jun 2024

The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has posted the agenda for its meeting, which will be held in a hybrid format (virtual and in Frankfurt) on 12 June 2024. The ISSB will be discussing the enhancement of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards.

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 finalises implementation guidance for ESRS

03 Jun 2024

EFRAG has published three non-authoritative implementation guidance documents on European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS): EFRAG IG 1 ‘Materiality Assessment’, EFRAG IG 2 ‘Value Chain’ and EFRAG IG 3 ‘ESRS Datapoints’.

IG 1 Materiality Assessment Implementation Guidance provides an illustrative materiality assessment process for entities and develops the concept of impact and financial materiality on examples, including how these concepts interact. It also contains FAQs on the double materiality assessment to provide practical implementation guidance on disclosing material impacts, risks and opportunities.

IG 2 Value Chain Implementation Guidance outlines the reporting requirements for value chain information, including the materiality assessment, policies and actions, and metrics and targets. It illustrates the reporting boundary for a group for sustainability reporting, including the concept of operational control in environmental standards. The IG also includes FAQs for further information and a 'value chain map' summarising value chain implications for each disclosure requirement across all ESRS.

IG 3 List of ESRS Datapoints includes all requirements in the complete first set of ESRS in an Excel format. The file contains additional information, such as the types of requirement (for example, quantitative or qualitative) or whether these are subject to transitional provisions. IG 3 has been published together with an explanatory note.

The EFRAG Secretariat has also published feedback statements that illustrate how the feedback received during the consultation period has been reflected in the final documents.

Please click to access the following on the EFRAG website:

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Recording of the second IASB webinar on IFRS 18 implementation

02 Jun 2024

On 30 May 2024, the IASB offered the second of a series of live webinars aimed at facilitating a comprehensive understanding of the recently issued IFRS 18 'Presentation and Disclosure in Financial Statements'.

The one-hour webinar was dedicated to management-defined performance measures and discussed the IFRS 18 requirement for companies to disclose explanations of company-specific measures related to the income statement, referred to as management-defined performance measures.

Please click to access the recording on this subsite of the IFRS Foundation website. The page also offers you the possibility to register for the third webinar, which is set to take place on 6 June 2024 and will cover the grouping of information in the financial statements.

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June 2024 IFRS Interpretations Committee meeting agenda posted

31 May 2024

The IFRS Interpretations Committee has posted the agenda for its next meeting, which will be held on 11 June 2024.

The Committee will discuss the following:

  • Disclosure of Revenues and Expenses for Reportable Segments (IFRS 8 Operating Segments)
  • Classification of Cash Flows related to Margin Calls on 'Collateralised-to-Makret' Contracts (IAS 7 Statement of Cash Flows)
  • Intangible Assets
  • Business Combinations — Disclosures, Goodwill and Impairment
  • Ad­min­is­tra­tive matters

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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Agenda for the June 2024 TIG meeting

31 May 2024

The IFRS Foundation has released an agenda and meeting papers for the meeting of the Transition Implementation Group on IFRS S1 and IFRS S2 (TIG), which will be held via video conference call on 13 June 2024.

A summary of the agenda is set out below:

Thursday 13 June 2024 (13:30-16:00)

  • Revision of preceding period estimated amounts when estimating
    information from an entity in the value chain
  • Application of the requirements on comparative information when
    acquiring or disposing of a subsidiary

Agenda papers for the meeting are available on the IFRS Foun­da­tion website.

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EFRAG publishes third set of technical explanations on ESRS

30 May 2024

EFRAG has published the third set of non-authoritative technical explanations to assist stakeholders in the implementation of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS).

The technical explanations comprise of 44 items and are grouped in chapters according to their nature (general requirements and general disclosures, environment, social, governance, and XBRL and datapoints). 

The explanations are provided as part of EFRAG's role as technical advisor to the European Commission to provide a practical and timely support for preparers and others in the implementation of ESRSs. They have been added to the ESRS Q&A platform launched in October 2023 that entities can use to submit ESRS implementation questions to EFRAG.

To facilitate accessibility, EFRAG plans to publish at the end of each quarter a collection of all explanations published during the quarter.

For more information, including access to the technical explanations and the Q&A platform, please see the press release on the EFRAG website. 

The first set of technical explanations is available here.

The second set of technical explanations is available here.

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China consults on Corporate Sustainability Disclosure Standard

30 May 2024

The Chinese Ministry of Finance (MoF) has published a consultation on 'Corporate Sustainability Disclosure Standard—Basic Standard'. The comment period ends on 24 June 2024.

According to Article 1, the standard is drafted in a way that results in high level guidance that encourages entities to practice sustainable development, standardises the disclosure of corporate sustainable development information and ensures the quality of sustainable information. The draft standard applies to entities established within the territory of the People's Republic of China that are subject to particular regulations. Entities will be allowed to voluntarily apply the draft standard.

The draft standard does not include any assurance requirements, nor does it state an effective date. However, the drafting note states that a climate standard will be published by 2027, and the full set of sustainability standards will be published by 2030.

Please click to access the draft standard via the press release (in Chinese) on the Chinese MoF website.

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May 2024 IASB meeting notes posted

30 May 2024

The IASB met in London on 20 and 22 May 2024. We have posted our comprehensive Deloitte observer notes for all projects discussed during the meeting.

The following topics were discussed:

  • Post-implementation review (PIR) of IFRS 9—Impairment: The IASB deliberated on the feedback received in response to its Request for Information Post-implementation Review—IFRS 9 Financial Instruments—Impairment with regard to credit risk disclosures and other matters. The IASB decided to classify as medium priority the matters related to disclosure requirements in IFRS 7 and to add to its research pipeline a project to make targeted improvements to those requirements. The IASB also decided to take no action on matters related to the simplified approach for recognising expected credit losses and the addition of illustrative examples to IFRS 9 for some types of financial instruments, such as those between related parties. Finally, the IASB decided to conclude the PIR.
  • Financial instruments with characteristics of equity: The staff provided a high-level summary of the feedback and key themes emerging from comment letters that have been received in response to the Exposure Draft (ED) Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity and from investor outreach activities. No decisions were made.
  • Second comprehensive review of the IFRS for SMEs Accounting Standard: The IASB continued the redeliberations of its proposals in the ED Third edition of the IFRS for SMEs Accounting Standard. The IASB made decisions with regard to Section 9 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements, Section 23 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, differences between the ED and IFRS 19, and transition requirements.
  • Proposed IFRS Taxonomy Update—Contracts for Renewable Electricity: The IASB received an oral update on the staff’s recommendation to develop a proposed IFRS Taxonomy update based on Exposure Draft Contracts for Renewable Electricity. The Due Process Oversight Committee’s (DPOC) permission is required to publish a proposed IFRS Taxonomy update based on an exposure draft before the related standard or amended standard is issued. The IASB agreed with the staff’s recommendation to the DPOC.
  • Rate-regulated activities: The IASB continued the redeliberations of its proposals in the ED Regulatory Assets and Regulatory Liabilities. The IASB decided that the final standard should clarify that the income tax consequences of a regulatory asset or regulatory liability may give rise to a separate regulatory asset or regulatory liability and that an entity would determine the tax base of a regulatory asset or regulatory liability by applying the requirements in IAS 12. The IASB also decided that the final standard retain the proposal to delete the temporary exception in IAS 8:54G.
  • PIR of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers: The IASB analysed the feedback related to matters not discussed in previous meetings. The IASB decided to take no further action on application matters related to allocating the transaction price to performance obligations and other aspects of applying IFRS 15 raised by respondents.

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

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IASB finalises amendments regarding the classification and measurement of financial instruments

30 May 2024

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued 'Amendments to the Classification and Measurement of Financial Instruments (Amendments to IFRS 9 and IFRS 7)' to address matters identified during the post-implementation review of the classification and measurement requirements of IFRS 9 'Financial Instruments'. The amendments are effective for reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2026.

 

Background

In 2022, the IASB concluded its post-implementation review of the classification and measurement requirements of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments. In general, the IASB found that preparers can apply the requirements consistently. However, the IASB identified some requirements that would benefit from clarification to improve their understandability.

The IASB believed that two of the matters should be addressed quickly and other matters, although of a lower priority, would also benefit from being addressed together with these issues. The IASB came to the conclusion that it would be most efficient for stakeholders if the IASB issued all amendments at the same time. The amendments issued today finalise the proposals in the March 2023 exposure draft.

 

Changes

The amendments in Amendments to the Classification and Measurement of Financial Instruments (Amendments to IFRS 9 and IFRS 7) are:

  • Derecognition of a financial liability settled through electronic transfer: The amendments to the application guidance of IFRS 9 permit an entity to deem a financial liability (or part of it) that will be settled in cash using an electronic payment system to be discharged before the settlement date if specified criteria are met. An entity that elects to apply the derecognition option would be required to apply it to all settlements made through the same electronic payment system.
  • Classification of financial assets:
    • Contractual terms that are consistent with a basic lending arrangement. The amendments to the application guidance of IFRS 9 provide guidance on how an entity can assess whether contractual cash flows of a financial asset are consistent with a basic lending arrangement. To illustrate the changes to the application guidance, the amendments add examples of financial assets that have, or do not have, contractual cash flows that are solely payments of principal and interest on the principal amount outstanding.
    • Assets with non-recourse features. The amendments enhance the description of the term ‘non-recourse’. Under the amendments, a financial asset has non-recourse features if an entity’s ultimate right to receive cash flows is contractually limited to the cash flows generated by specified assets.
    • Contractually linked instruments. The amendments clarify the characteristics of contractually linked instruments that distinguish them from other transactions. The amendments also note that not all transactions with multiple debt instruments meet the criteria of transactions with multiple contractually linked instruments and provide an example. In addition, the amendments clarify that the reference to instruments in the underlying pool can include financial instruments that are not within the scope of the classification requirements.
  • Disclosures:
    • Investments in equity instruments designated at fair value through other comprehensive income. The requirements in IFRS 7 are amended for disclosures that an entity provides in respect of these investments. In particular, an entity would be required to disclose the fair value gain or loss presented in other comprehensive income during the period, showing separately the fair value gain or loss that relates to investments derecognised in the period and the fair value gain or loss that relates to investments held at the end of the period.
    • Contractual terms that could change the timing or amount of contractual cash flows. The amendments require the disclosure of contractual terms that could change the timing or amount of contractual cash flows on the occurrence (or non-occurrence) of a contingent event that does not relate directly to changes in a basic lending risks and costs. The requirements apply to each class of financial asset measured at amortised cost or fair value through other comprehensive income and each class of financial liability measured at amortised cost.

The amendments also include amendments to IFRS 19 Subsidiaries without Public Accountability: Disclosures, which limit the disclosure requirements for qualifying subsidiaries.

 

Effective date and transition

The amendments are effective for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2026. Earlier application of either all the amendments at the same time or only the amendments to the classification of financial assets is permitted.

An entity is required to apply the amendments retrospectively. An entity is not required to restate prior periods to reflect the application of the amendments, but may do so if, and only if, it is possible to do so without the use of hindsight.

 

Dissenting opinion

One Board member disagrees with the effective date of the amendments to IFRS 9 relating to the date of initial recognition or derecognition of financial assets or financial liabilities and, therefore, dissented from the issuance of the amendments.

 

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