The only exceptions will be those applying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities (FRSSE).Below is a summary of the key changes to accounting for groups including associates and joint ventures under the new standard.This option will be attractive to venture capital companies, which may hold an equity stake for several years.The previous requirements for excluding subsidiaries held for resale from consolidation were much more onerous.
For descriptions of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Gross Profit and Adjusted SG&A Expense and a reconciliation of these measures to the relevant GAAP measures, see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below and Exhibit D of this press release.
General guidance and information on the accounting standard is available from our FRS 102 page.
Issues relating to associates and joint ventures were dealt with in FRS 9 under old UK GAAP. FRS 102: The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland As issued by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in September 2015.
A joint venture is used when two or more businesses want to carry out a business venture together under a joint venture agreement.
It is similar in nature to a partnership except that the businesses form the joint venture for a specific business transaction, and once that transaction is completed the joint venture ends.
This tutorial deals with the joint venture accounting when no legal entity is formed and each business only maintains bookkeeping records for its own transactions.