Consultations

Accounting / FRC consults on property and plant exemption in FRS 101

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is consulting on minor amendments to FRS 101 Reduced Disclosure Framework as part of the 2020/21 review cycle to keep it in line with IFRS

Accounting / IASB set to amend IFRS 3 for M&As under common control

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is consulting on possible new accounting requirements under current IFRS 3 standard for mergers and acquisitions involving companies within the same group

Accounting / IFRS Foundation consults on sustainability standards development

The IFRS Foundation trustees are exploring whether, and how, the global accounting standards body might become involved in developing global sustainability standards, given the heightened focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters worldwide

Accounting / Social distancing increases drive to digital AML

With face-to-face meetings not an option currently, accountants need to look at other ways to verify client identities under money laundering regulations, says SmartSearch’s Martin Cheek

Accounting / IASB consults on IFRS 9 amendments related to IBOR reforms

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is planning to amend three key accounting standards - IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, IFRS 16 Leases and the not yet issued IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts - as a result of proposed interbank lending rate (IBOR) reforms

Accounting / FCA focuses on climate change disclosures

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting on climate-related disclosure requirements for premium listed issuers

Accounting / IPSASB consults on revenue and transfer expenses standards

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) is consulting on three inter-connected exposure drafts which are intended to pioneer new approaches to accounting for some of the most significant transactions of public sector entities

Accounting / SEC consults on simplified reporting disclosure

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to overhaul and simplify certain corporate financial disclosure requirements

Accounting / Brydon review will see audit remit extended to fraud

A major overhaul of audit following the Brydon report will see the creation of a separate corporate auditing profession, greater focus on fraud detection during audits, and the replacement of the ‘true and fair’ concept

Accounting / BSBC consults on tougher oversight of cryptoassets

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) has issued a consultation on the design of a prudential treatment for cryptoassets to improve regulatory oversight

Accounting / Accounting updates: November 2019

This month’s roundup includes FRC’s revised Stewardship Code, MPs grill auditors over Thomas Cook failure, climate change reporting, concerns raised on revenue recognition disclosures, FRC consults on future of company reports and CIPFA calls for fundamental shift in local government financial reporting

Accounting / FRC survey on future of company reports

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is seeking stakeholders’ views on company reports as part of a major project on the future of corporate reporting, which is aimed at shaping and improving information for all users of corporate reports, so that they are more useful

Accounting / Accounting updates: October 2019

This month’s roundup of accounting stories includes EY’s resignation from Datalex over accounting irregularities, FRC’s no-deal Brexit advice, accounting scandal-hit Goals Soccer Centre up for sale, overhaul of charity SORP committee, and EFRAG’s crypto-currency consultation

Accounting / Treasury consults on public sector financial reporting rules

The Treasury is consulting on revisions to the government financial reporting manual (FReM) to improve the quality and transparency of public sector annual reports

Accounting / Accounting filing deadlines: Sep - Dec 2019

The key accounting deadline is 30 September for annual returns for private companies for periods ending 31 December 2018, and for public companies with periods ending 31 March 2019 to be filed at Companies House, while December marks year end reporting for academy school trusts
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