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IFRS 13 Fair value measurement

IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement defines fair value, sets out in a single IFRS a framework for measuring fair value, and requires disclosures about fair value measurements. The standard was published in May 2011 and is effective from 1 January 2013.

Full text standard

Unaccompanied version of IFRS 13
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Related IFRIC interpretations

UK reduced disclosures

UK qualifying parents and subsidiaries can take advantage of FRS 101 Reduced Disclosure Framework. Our FRS 101 page gives more information on which entities qualify and the criteria to be met.

Amendments to the standard

There are no amendments to IFRS 13 in order to comply with the Companies Act or related Regulations.

Disclosure exemptions

FRS 101 paragraph 8(e) states that a qualifying entity is exempt from all of the disclosure requirements of IFRS 13 with the following limitations.

  • Equivalent disclosures must be made in the consolidated financial statements of the group in which the entity is consolidated.
  • A financial institution may not use the exemption from IFRS 13 in relation to financial instruments, but may use it in relation to other assets and liabilities.
  • Non-financial institutions must make additional disclosures if certain financial instruments are measured at fair value.

IFRS 13 paragraphs for which exemption is available: 91-99.

ICAEW guidance and commentary


IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement
Financial Reporting Faculty, 30 January 2014
The IASB's most recent standard defines fair value, sets out a framework for measuring fair value, and requires disclosure about fair value. This exclusive factsheet for Financial Reporting Faculty members looks at the implications for the financial statements and clearly identifies those areas most likely to be affected.

Articles and features

Fair value: Six impossible things
Brian Singleton-Green, By All Accounts, January 2012
From the Financial Reporting Faculty's magazine, Brian Singleton-Green, Faculty Manager, draws attention to some of IFRS 13's more curious features.


IFRS Update
Financial Reporting Faculty, 18 July 2013
This webinar for Financial Reporting Faculty members focused on new and revised standards that are effective for 2013. There have been several significant changes, including major new standards on consolidated financial statements, joint arrangements, disclosure of interests in other entities and fair value measurement and a revised version of IAS 19 Employee Benefits.

Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service

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Fair value for financial reporting purposes đź”’
Nigel Eastaway, Bloomsbury Professional (2019)
A chapter on fair value and financial reporting; part of a comprehensive guide to practical share valuation. Includes a section giving an Overview of requirements of IFRS 13

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Fair value measurement
EY, International GAAP 2021 (2020)
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Example accounts

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Further reading

Manuals and handbooks

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Insights into IFRS 2020–21
KPMG, Sweet and Maxwell, 2020
Manual providing practical guidance with an emphasis on the real-life application of IFRS, with examples based on actual questions that have arisen in practice around the world.

Wiley IFRS 2020: Interpretation and application of IFRS standards
PKF, Wiley, 2020
Reference manual providing full coverage of the latest standards and thorough guidance for implementation, featuring practical tools and insight from a practitioner's perspective.

Manual of accounting: IFRS supplement 2020
PwC, LexisNexis, 2019
Practical guidance on the standards and the accounting requirements of UK law applicable to UK users of IFRS.

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