Companies Act 2014

323.

Information on arrangements not included in balance sheet

323. (1) F133 [ Subject to the provisions of this section, ] the nature and business purpose of any arrangements of a company that are not included in its balance sheet and the financial impact on the company of those arrangements shall be provided in the notes to the statutory financial statements of the company if the risks or benefits arising from such arrangements are material and in so far as the disclosure of such risks or benefits is necessary for assessing the financial position of the company.

F134 [ (1A) A company that —

(a) qualifies for the small companies regime shall be exempt from the requirement to disclose the financial impact on the company of arrangements referred to in subsection (1) , and

(b) qualifies for the micro companies regime shall be exempt from the requirements of subsection (1) . ]

(2) In the case of a holding company that prepares group financial statements—

(a) subsection (1) shall be read as requiring the information there referred to in respect of arrangements there referred to, whether of the company or of any subsidiary undertaking included in the consolidation, to be provided in the notes to the group financial statements in so far as the disclosure of the risks or benefits concerned is necessary for assessing the financial position, taken as a whole, of the holding company and the subsidiary undertakings included in the consolidation, and

(b) the notes to the entity financial statements of the holding company shall not be required to provide information that is provided in the notes to its group financial statements in compliance with subsection (1), as it is to be read in accordance with this subsection.

Annotations

Amendments:

F133

Substituted (9.06.2017) by Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (9/2017), s. 39(a), S.I. No. 246 of 2017, art. 3, subject to transitional provision in art. 4.

F134

Inserted (9.06.2017) by Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (9/2017), s. 39(b), S.I. No. 246 of 2017, art. 3, subject to transitional provision in art. 4.