Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting - March 2016

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The key financial assumptions required for determining pension liabilities under the Accounting Standards FRS102 (UK non-listed), IAS19 (EU listed) and FAS158 (US listed) are the discount rate and the rate of future inflation.

There are a number of considerations for company directors to take into account when setting these assumptions and for auditors in determining whether the assumptions are appropriate. This note sets out some of the technical issues relevant to those involved in the preparation and the audit of pension disclosures.