BASIS OF ACCOUNTING
These financial statements are for Trafalgar New Homes Plc (“the Company”) and its subsidiary undertakings. The Company is incorporated in England and Wales.
The nature of the Company’s operations and its principal activities are set out in the Directors Report here.
BASIS OF PREPARATION
The Group financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and interpretations adopted by the European Union (“EU”) and as applied in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2006. These financial statements are for the year ended 31 March 2015 and are presented in pounds sterling (“GBP”). The comparative year is for the year to 31 March 2014.
The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost basis, as modified by valuing financial assets and financial liabilities at fair value through the Statement of Comprehensive Income. The principal accounting policies adopted are set out below.
The Directors have reviewed forecasts and budgets for the coming year, which have been drawn up with appropriate regard for the current economic environment and the particular circumstances in which the Group operates. These were prepared with reference to historical and current industry knowledge, taking into account future strategy of the Group.
The existing operations have been generating funds to meet short-
Mr Johnson confirms that he will continue to support the Group for its anticipated needs and will not recall the balances owed to him, for the next two years. As with all business forecasts, the Directors’ statement cannot guarantee that the going concern basis will remain appropriate given the inherent uncertainty about future events.
Revenue represents the amounts receivable from the sale of properties during the year and other income directly associated with property development. Revenue from the sale of properties is recognised when the amounts of revenue and cost can be measured reliably, the significant risks and rewards of ownership have been transferred to the buyer, neither continuing managerial involvement nor effective control of the property is retained and it is probable that the economic benefits associated with the sale will flow to the group/company. In the majority of cases properties are treated as sold and profits are recognised when contracts are exchanged and the building work is physically complete.
This complies with the relevant accounting standard for the preparation of group financial statements under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) entitled IAS 18 – Revenue.
The Directors are of the opinion that this accounting policy accurately reflects commercial reality and the recording of revenue for the group.
STANDARDS ISSUED BUT NOT YET EFFECTIVE
There are no standards not yeet effective that would have a material impact on the financial statements.
BASIS OF CONSOLIDATION
The consolidated financial statements incorporate the financial statements of Trafalgar New Homes Plc and its subsidiaries.
On 11 November 2011, Trafalgar New Homes plc became the legal holding company of Combe Bank Homes Limited and its subsidiaries via a share for share exchange.
This transaction is deemed outside the scope of IFRS 3 (Revised 2008) and not considered a business combination because the Directors have made a judgement that prior to the transaction, Trafalgar New Homes plc was not a business under the definition of IFRS 3 Appendix A and the application guidance in IFRS 3.B7-
On this basis, the Directors have developed an accounting policy for this transaction, applying the principles set out in IAS 8.10-
• relevant to the users of the financial information;
• more representative of the financial position, performance and cash flows of the Group;
• reflects the economic substance of the transaction, not merely the legal form; and
• free from bias, prudent and complete in all material aspects.
The accounting policy adopted by the Directors applies the principles of IFRS 3 in identifying the accounting acquirer and the presentation of the consolidated financial statements of the legal parent (Trafalgar New Homes plc) as a continuation of the accounting acquirer’s financial statements (Combe Bank Homes Limited). This policy reflects the commercial substance of this transaction as follows:
• the original shareholders of the subsidiary undertakings are the most significant shareholders post initial public offering, owning 90 per cent. of the issued share capital; and
• the cash consideration paid as part of the initial public offering returned equity to the original shareholders of the legal subsidiary undertaking and as a consequence diluted their shareholding to 10 per cent.
Accordingly, the following accounting treatment and terminology has been applied in respect of the reverse acquisition:
• the asset and liabilities of the legal subsidiary Combe Bank Homes Limited are recognised and measured in the Group financial statements at the pre-
• the retained earnings and other equity balances recognised in the Group financial statements reflect the retained earnings and other equity balances of Combe Bank Homes Limited immediately before the business combination, and the results of the year from 1 December 2010 to the date of the business combination are those of Combe Bank Homes Limited. However, the equity structure appearing in the Group financial statements reflects the equity structure of the legal parent, including the equity instruments issued under the share for share exchange to effect the business combination;
• the cost of the combination has been determined from the perspective of Combe Bank Homes Limited. The fair value of the shares in Combe Bank Homes Limited has been determined from the admission price of the Trafalgar New Homes plc shares on re-
Trafalgar New Homes plc had no significant assets nor significant other liabilities or contingent liabilities of its own at the time that the share for share exchange took effect.
Transaction costs of equity transactions relating to the issue and re-
Subsidiaries are all entities (including special purpose entities) over which the Group has the power to govern the financial and operating policies generally accompanying the shareholding of more than half of the voting rights. Where necessary, adjustments have been made to the financial statements of subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures to bring the accounting policies used and accounting years into line with those of the Group. Intragroup balances and any unrealised gains and losses arising from intragroup transactions are eliminated in preparing the Consolidated financial statements.
The results of subsidiaries acquired during the year are included from the effective date of acquisition, being the date on which the Group obtains control. They are deconsolidated on the date that control ceases.
Business combinations, other than noted above, are accounted for under the acquisition method. Any excess of the purchase price of the business combination over the fair value of the identifiable assets and liabilities acquired is recognised as goodwill.
The consideration transferred for the acquisition of a subsidiary is the fair value of the assets transferred, the liabilities incurred and the equity interests issued by the Group. This fair value includes any contingent consideration. Acquisition-
Investments in subsidiaries are accounted for at cost less impairment. Cost also includes direct attributable costs of investment. The excess of consideration over the fair value of the assets and liabilities acquired is recorded as goodwill. If the consideration is less than the fair value of the assets and liabilities acquired, the difference is recognised directly in the Statement of Comprehensive Income.
When the Group ceases to have control or significant influence, any retained interest in the entity is remeasured to its fair value, with the change in carrying amount recognised in profit or loss. The fair value is the initial carrying amount for the purposes of subsequently accounting for the retained interest as an associate, joint venture or financial asset. In addition, any amounts previously recognised in other comprehensive income in respect of that entity are accounted for as if the Group had directly disposed of the related assets or liabilities. This may mean the amounts previously recognised in other comprehensive income are reclassified to profit or loss.
Items included in the financial statements of each of the Group’s entities are measured using the currency of the primary economic environment in which the entity operates (‘the functional currency’). The consolidated financial statements are presented in Pounds Sterling (£), which is the company’s functional and the Group’s presentation currency.
Operating (loss)/profit is stated before interest and tax.
Financial assets and financial liabilities are recognised on the Group's balance sheet when the Group has become a party to the contractual priorities of the instrument.
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash balances and deposits held at call with banks.
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Annual report & consolidated financial statements 2015