Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom 2018/19: Invitation to Comment


Please note this consultation will close on 6 October 2017

The 2018/19 Code will apply to accounting periods starting on or after 1 April 2018. The proposed amendments in the 2018/19 Code cover changes in accounting standards and other issues on which CIPFA/LASAAC wishes to seek interested parties' views.

Issues considered in the consultation

The changes being proposed in the Invitation to Comment (ITC) are as follows:

  • IFRS 9 Financial Instruments
  • IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers
  • narrow scope amendments to International Financial Reporting Standards
  • legislative and policy changes.

IFRS 9 Financial Instruments and IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers

IFRS 9 replaces IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement. IFRS 15 replaces IAS 18 Revenue and IAS 11 Construction Contracts and their associated interpretations. Interested parties will be aware that CIPFA/LASAAC consulted on the approach to adoption of both IFRS 9 and IFRS 15 in the consultation on the 2017/18 Code.  As a result CIPFA/LASAAC issued a separate publication to accompany the 2017/18 Code which sets out CIPFA/LASAAC’s agreed position on the approach to adoption.

The Invitation To Comment (ITC) and exposure drafts of the 2018/19 Code

The Exposure Draft of the 2018/19 Code is provided as a number of files. They are listed in numerical order and follow the order of the section in the ITC in which an issue is discussed, not the section of the Code itself.

Invitation to comment

Invitation to Comment (ITC) on the 2018/19 Code

Appendix A to the ITC - Summary of Disclosure Reliefs under ASC 606 Revenue from Contracts with Customers

Appendix B to the ITC - Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2014 – 2016 Cycle

Appendix C to the ITC – IFRS 16 Leases  


Exposure drafts

ED 1 – Amendments to IAS 7 Statement of Cash Flows (Disclosure Initiative)

ED 2 – Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2014-2016 Cycle

ED 3 – Amendments for the Item 8 Credit and Item 8 Debit (General) Determination from 1 April 2017

The Invitation to Comment summarises the proposed changes to the Code. Where CIPFA/LASAAC is interested in specific issues, consultation questions have been included in the ITC. However, CIPFA/LASAAC welcomes comments on any aspect of the draft 2018/19 Code. In order to assess comments properly, respondents are asked to support comments with clear accounting and financial reporting reasons and, where applicable, preferred alternatives. Respondents are asked to use this response sheet to respond to the consultation and so speed up the analysis. 

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