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Impact of coronavirus on UK GAAP accounts

ICAEW insights, technical guidance and other practical resources on the implications of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic for preparers of UK GAAP financial statements.

ICAEW insights

Coronavirus government support schemes under FRS 102

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20-05-2020

Technical helpsheet issued to help ICAEW and Financial Reporting Faculty members account for COVID-19 support schemes.

Redundancies under FRS 102

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01-06-2020

Technical helpsheet issued to help ICAEW members and Financial Reporting Faculty members, understand the accounting considerations and requirements for redundancy payments under FRS 102.

COVID-19-related rent concession under FRS 102 and FRS 105

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11-12-2020

Technical helpsheet issued to help ICAEW members preparing financial statements under FRS 102 and FRS 105 to account for operating leases for which covid-19-related rent concessions have been granted.

IFRS 16 Leases FAQs

12-12-2019

Financial Reporting Faculty outlines some of the key requirements of IFRS 16 Leases for lessees and lessors. Key differences when reporting leases under FRS 102 are also described.

FRS 102 - Impairment of assets

07-03-2018

This factsheet is a summary of the basic principles of accounting for impairment with practical guidance to will help with implementation.

Webinars

UK GAAP Update

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22-10-2021

This webinar covers the latest developments in UK GAAP, focusing on topics relevant to the preparation of accounts for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021.

Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service

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COVID-19 issues

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Steve Collings Financial Reporting for Unlisted Companies in the UK and Republic of Ireland 2021

Chapter focusing on COVID-19 specific issues in relation to financial statements under FRS 102. The pandemic has had an impact on financial reporting due to the various types of Government assistance provided to businesses.

Accounting principles for tax purposes

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Julia Penny Accounting Principles for Tax Purposes 2021

An accessible introduction to the accounting rules relevant to tax computations in the UK. Written for tax practitioners who wish to gain a better understanding of accounting rules, this edition has been updated to reflect recent developments and amendments to the new UK GAAP framework, including amendments related to COVID-19 rent concessions. The tax commentary has also been brought up to date with the Finance Act 2020.

Covid-19 issues

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Steve Collings UK Financial Statements - Presentation and Disclosure Requirements March 2021

A chapter focusing on Covid-19-specific issues in relation to financial statements under new UK GAAP, to help readers understand what reporting entities may need to deal with when preparing their annual reports. The chapter covers events after the end of the reporting period, impairment of assets, going concern, government assistance, judgements and estimation uncertainties.

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External resources

Covid-19 Thematic Review: Review of financial reporting effects of Covid-19

Review by the FRC of interim and annual reports and accounts identifying areas where disclosures affected by coronavirus can be improved, along with examples of better disclosures. The report examines going concern and viability statements; cash, liquidity and covenant compliance; dividends and capital management; the strategic report; alternative performance measures; presentation of primary statements; expected credit loss provisioning; significant judgements and estimates; fair value measurements; impairment; defined benefit pension schemes; provisions and onerous contracts; adjusting and non-adjusting post balance sheet events.

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