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LGPS Fund Accounts 2020/21: Example Accounts And Disclosure Checklist

Summary

This guide to preparing Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Fund Accounts is an absolute must for finance practitioners in LGPS-administering authorities and external audit agencies.

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Online

Published

Feb

Author

CIPFA

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This fully revised edition reflects the reporting requirements for LGPS funds in the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom 2020/21 (the Code) along with revised reporting requirements introduced by legislation or statutory guidance issued after the publication of the Code, as well as established elements of best practice.

The last edition of this publication was for the 2018/19 Code. The main Code changes in 2019/20 and 2020/21 relate to:

  • amendments in relation to accounting for statutory adjustments
  • updates relating to IAS 1, IAS 8 and IFRS Conceptual Framework changes
  • changes to IAS 19 in respect of plan amendments, curtailments and settlements  
  • amendments in relation to carbon reduction and landfill allowances disclosures
  • guidance on accounting for the apprenticeship levy 
  • clarification on specific aspects of IFRS 9 
  • amendments to Chapter 9 (Group Accounts) with respect IFRS 5 
  • updates to Sections 3 and 4, specific to Scottish local authorities
  • changes resulting from Brexit and other legislative amendments. 

The introduction of IFRS 16 (Leasing), has been deferred to 2022/23. In line with para 3.3.4.3 of the Code. Funds involved in leasing arrangements may need to disclose information relating to the impact of any accounting changes that will be required by the new standard that has been issued but adoption of which has been deferred. 

This publication contains an associated accounts disclosure checklist. If you are responsible for preparing or auditing local authority accounts to ensure that the requirements of the Code are met, this checklist will provide all the authoritative guidance you are looking for.

The checklist is in the form of a series of questions. If the answer to any question is no, then a justification for departing from the Code should be given and potentially disclosed in the accounts, where the impact of departures is material.

For ease of use, the example accounts, notes and disclosure checklist are all fully cross-referenced to the Code requirements, wherever appropriate.

The digital, online version is available as both searchable HTML and a bookmarked, downloadable PDF of the publication that can be shared throughout your organisation. Customers will need to register and login to CIPFA’s website to access the publication.

Details of licensing arrangements for other categories of purchaser, which includes those organisations operating shared service arrangements, are available from CIPFA’s Publications Department.