Public benefit entities under new UK GAAP
Section 34 of the accounting standard FRS 102 covers public benefit entity combinations and concessionary loans. On this page you can access a range of articles, books and online resources providing useful links to the standard, summaries, guidance and news of recent developments.
The receipt of tangible fixed assets as gifts or donations by charities was dealt with in FRS 15 under old UK GAAP. This standard has been superseded by FRS 102.
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FRS 102: The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland
As issued by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in September 2015. This updated edition incorporates amendments issued in September 2014, February 2015, March 2015 and July 2015. Public benefit entity combinations and concessionary loans are covered in Section 34, Specialised Activities.
More information and links to previous versions and amendments are available on our main FRS 102 page.
Model accounts and disclosure checklists for new UK GAAP
The ICAEW Library can provide model accounts and disclosure checklists for FRS 101, FRS 102, FRS 102 Section 1A, FRS 103 and FRS 105. The examples and checklists cover a broad range of entities, including small companies, charities, groups, LLPs and micro-companies.
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Get an opinion from the experts. Our experienced technical advisors can help you with your new UK GAAP questions and offer practical advice. Call the advisory helpline on +44 (0)1908 248 250.
Questions we've dealt with recently include:
- I understand I can recognise grants under the performance basis as well as the accruals basis under FRS 102. What are the differences?
- What is happening to the FRSSE? Can I still use it?
- How does FRS 102 impact charities?
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The faculty offers assistance and support in IFRS, UK GAAP and other aspects of business reporting. It offers technical briefings and factsheets, IFRS and UK GAAP standards-trackers, plus practical advice from industry experts and working accountants.
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Interpretation and application of UK GAAP for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2015
Steve Collings (2015)
A detailed, practical guide to applying UK GAAP with specific sections and examples covering:
Some guides and comparisons that we link to may pre-date the latest amendments to this standard. While these resources contain useful information, please treat them with appropriate caution.
Staff Education Note 12: Incoming resources from non-exchange transactions
Guidance note produced by the FRC comparing the accounting requirements for incoming resources from non-exchange transactions (including but not limited to donations of cash, goods and services and legacies) under FRS 15 and FRS 102.
An introduction to FRS 102 for charities
Grant Thornton 2014 guide summarising the reporting issues for charities and other public benefit entities addressed by FRS 102 and the FRS 102 compliant SORP.
Cutting through UK GAAP
Detailed guide from KPMG on FRS 100,101 and 102. Public benefit entities are covered on pages 278 - 284. Published April 2013.
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