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FRS 10: Goodwill and intangible assets

Find links to the accounting standard, technical summaries, useful guides and other resources on FRS 10 collated by ICAEW Library & Information Service.

The accounting standard FRS 10 ensured that reporting entities charged purchased goodwill and intangible assets to their profit and loss accounts in the period in which they are depleted. It was issued by the Accounting Standards Board in December 1997. 

This standard and all other old UK GAAP FRSs have been withdrawn for reporting periods starting on or after 1 January 2015. Topics within the charging of intangible assets and goodwill are covered by Section 18 Section 19 of FRS 102 under new UK GAAP.

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Consolidated standard

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Unconsolidated standard as first issued

Financial Reporting Standard 10: Goodwill and Intangible Assets
This is the full text of the original standard as issued by the Accounting Standards Board in December 1997.


Goodwill and Intangible Assets
Summary from the Financial Reporting Council.

ICAEW guidance and support

Financial Reporting Faculty
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Guides and publications

Valuation of Intangible Assets (Revised 2011)
Guidance note published by the International Valuation Standards Council in 2011.

New sources of growth: Intangible assets
OECD information on intangible assets, including updates on a project to improve the measurement of intangible assets at a macroeconomic and firm level. Updated in September 2011.

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