27 February 2020

Essential Technical Update 2020


This one-day Essential Technical Update is for all accountants and financial managers looking to refresh their skills and knowledge. The day will cover a variety of topics that are relevant to your role and count towards, or even fulfil, your annual CPD requirements. This is an excellent opportunity to achieve your CPD needs in one hit and in one day.

FRS 102 has been revised and reissued dated March 2018. The majority of the changes take mandatory effect for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019 (31 December 2019 year ends and later for most entities).  

The morning sessions will cover the following: 

  • Treatment of investment properties and revised accounting treatment for investment properties within groups. 
  • Related Parties and disclosure 
  • Section 413 and advances, credit and guarantees for Directors disclosure 
  • Profit gift aided to a charitable holding company 
  • Key management personal disclosure and the new exemption 
  • Dilapidations in leases and the accounting treatment of the provision 
  • Going concern – disclosure (May make a brief mention of the new auditing standard) 
  • Comparison of the key differences between FRS 102 and IFRS  
  • Multi-employer defined benefit pension schemes and the revised accounting rules  
  • Disclosure of accounting policies estimates and judgements 
  • Distributable profits – some recent pitfalls 
  • Presentation and Disclosure issues Large/Medium Sized Companies and Smaller Section 1A Companies 
  • Strategic reports 
  • Share based payment accounting under FRS 102 
  • The impact of Brexit on reporting 
  • A review of the changes to FRS 105  
  • A round-up of another recent reporting or accounting news announced by the date of the conference 

 The afternoon sessions will focus on a tax update and will include the following: 

  • Corporation tax update including consideration of rate changes in April 2020 and R&D payable credit capping 
  • Business tax update including the new Structures and Buildings Allowance 
  • Recent changes and developments in employment taxes, including proposals around “off-payrolling”, IR35 and obtaining services through intermediaries 
  • The latest with Budget and Brexit news (including a Budget update, if we have one!)  
  • Update on some recent HMRC cases and rulings and implications for businesses.  

This event is designed to be a relaxed, interactive and an informative day that will also provide an opportunity to network with fellow finance professionals.  

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Booking Information

Date Location Price
27 February 2020 - 09:00 Doubletree by Hilton Bristol City Centre, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NJ Price: GBP 90.00
Guests £90, Members £75, Members in Practice £50, Students £50

Essential Technical Update 2020

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Thursday 27 February 2020

Registration: 9.00am
Presentation starts: 9.30am
Approximate finish time: 5.30pm

Location: Doubletree by Hilton Bristol City Centre, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NJ

Cost: Guests £90, Members £75, Members in Practice £50, Students £50