The European Commission’s Accounting Regulatory Committee (ARC), has voted in favour of the adopting the amendments to IFRS 1 – Government Loans.

The amendments to IFRS 1 were issued by the International Accounting Standards Board earlier this year but following the ARC’s vote, will be effective from the 1 January 2013.

Amendments to the IFRSS will affect the following five standards:

– IFRS 1 First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards

– IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements

– IAS 16 Property, Plant and Equipment

– IAS 32 Financial Instruments: Presentation

– IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting

ARC is composed of representatives from EU member states and chaired by the European Commission.

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