FRS 103 is effective for accounting periods beginning 1 January 2015 (the same date as FRS 102) with early adoption permitted.
Changes since the exposure draft
FRS 103 largely carries forward the proposals that the FRC previously consulted on in FRED 49 (their exposure draft for FRS 103). However, one welcome change since the exposure draft is that FRS 103 now clarifies that all assets and liabilities arising from foreign currency denominated insurance contacts shall be treated as monetary items for the purpose of foreign exchange translation.
The new standard
The three reports from FRC on FRS 103 Insurance FRS 103 Insurance Contracts, Implementation Guidance to accompany FRS 103 Insurance Contracts and Impact assessment and Feedback statement - FRS 103 Insurance Contracts examine the consolidated accounting and reporting requirements for entities in the UK and Republic of Ireland issuing insurance contracts, together with guidance.
A two page 'Straight-Away' publication summarising the new standard has been produced .
Download for more general guidance on implementing the new UK GAAP regime.
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