The dawn of the new UK GAAP – requirements and options
The era of the new UK GAAP begins on 1 January 2015 and for many will change again from 1 January 2016. Reporting entities have to choose which of the reporting standards that they are allowed to adopt is best suited to their circumstances.
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) have issued for comment a consultation called The Applicability of IPSASs to Government Business Enterprises and Other Public Sector Entities. They have asked for comments by 31 December.
The Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 replaces the 1965, 1967, 1975, 1978 and 2002 Industrial and Provident Societies Acts; the Friendly and Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1968; the Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Act 2003; and the Co operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Act 2010.
The purpose of this factsheet is to provide guidance on going concern within statutory financial statements. This factsheet will consider the provisions within
the Companies Act 2006 and the accounting and disclosure requirements within the related accounting regulations, FRS 18 Accounting policies, Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities 2008 (FRSSE2008), FRSSE 2015 and Financial Reporting Standard 102 (FRS 102) The Financial Reporting Standard
Applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Academies Accounts Direction 2013 to 2014 is a reference pack for academy trusts to use when preparing their annual reports and financial statements for accounting periods ending on 31 August 2014. It also supports auditors with their audit of the financial statements.
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published a statement to confirm that the requirement to present a true and fair view remains of fundamental importance in IFRS and UK GAAP, including the new UK standards FRS 100 -103.