The FRC has published an update for directors of listed companies in the UK to assist them in responding to increased country and currency risk in their annual and half-yearly financial reports. The update was prompted by the current economic uncertainties facing a number of countries around the world.
Published: 17 January 2012
This update was published in the light of on-going unrest in the Middle East and recent events in the Eurozone. It is designed to be relevant to annual and half-yearly financial reports issued by companies in the UK listed on a regulated market in the coming months and aims to draw together a number of the more significant issues for directors to consider, including the impact of events on impairment testing, going concern assessments and the appropriate disclosure.
On 15 June 2012 the FRC published a further update with the aim of drawing together a number of the more significant issues directors may consider in preparing interim reports, given the heightened country and currency risk.