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FRS 103 Insurance Contracts

Which version of the standard?

Guidance on the effective version of FRS 103 for different annual periods along with notes on amendments and early adoption are available exclusively to Financial Reporting Faculty members – log in or find out how to join the faculty.

For annual periods from 1 January 2019

For annual periods before 1 January 2019

See the FRC's website for a full list of standards in issue and earlier publications, including previous versions of FRS 103, amendments and guidance.

Who is eligible?

Our FRS 103 summary and timeline tells you who may apply the standard – alongside a synopsis, any current proposals and a timeline of FRC updates relating to the standard.


ICAEW guides and support

Helpsheets and factsheets

The UK financial reporting regime FAQ ๐Ÿ”’
Financial Reporting Faculty, May 2017
Financial Reporting Faculty staff comment on some of the questions raised by members on the UK financial reporting regime, looking at the requirements and options for different types of UK entities.

The UK financial reporting regime ๐Ÿ”’
Financial Reporting Faculty, January 2017
This factsheet provides an overview of the UK financial reporting regime that came into effect on 1 January 2015, with further changes for small and micro-entities for 2016.

Annual factsheets

These exclusive factsheets, produced annually by the Financial Reporting Faculty for its members, highlight all new and modified requirements for preparers of UK GAAP accounts. Each annual edition focuses primarily on new requirements with mandatory application for preparers with periods beginning on or after 1 January of that year.

2019 UK GAAP Accounts ๐Ÿ”’
Financial Reporting Faculty, June 2019

2018 UK GAAP Accounts ๐Ÿ”’
Financial Reporting Faculty, June 2018

2017 UK GAAP Accounts ๐Ÿ”’
Financial Reporting Faculty, June 2017


eBooks

Access to eBooks is only available to ICAEW members and ACA students – please log in to view these titles.

FRS 103 – Insurance contracts ๐Ÿ”’
EY, UK GAAP 2019: Application of FRS 100–104 in the UK (2019)
Fully updated guide focusing on each area of the financial statement in detail with illustrative examples. This chapter gives a comparison of FRS 103 and IFRS, explains the definition of an insurance contract, embedded derivatives, unbundling of deposit components, discretionary participation features, presentation, recognition, measurement, insurance contracts acquired in business combinations and portfolio transfers, and disclosure.

Insurance ๐Ÿ”’
Steve Collings, UK GAAP financial statement disclosures manual (2016)
A practical manual for preparing new UK GAAP-compliant disclosures. This chapter discusses IFRS 4, accounting policies, and disclosure requirements for FRS 103.

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Example accounts

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.


External resources

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.

Illustrative financial statements for a general insurance group
PwC, January 2016
Consolidated financial statements produced by PwC for a fictional insurance group applying FRS 102 and FRS 103, with year end 31 December 2015. Includes an illustrative auditor's report.


Further reading

Manuals and handbooks

The ICAEW Library stocks the latest UK GAAP handbooks and manuals. You can browse all our books on FRS 103 or request any of the following popular titles by contacting us on +44 (0)20 7920 8620, by web chat, or at library@icaew.com

Manual of accounting: UK GAAP
PwC, Lexis Nexis, 2019
Practical guide with worked examples explaining the requirements of FRS 100, FRS 101, FRS 102, FRS 103, FRS 104 and FRS 105. This edition has been updated for changes from the triennial review issued in December 2017.

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