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


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 2017 and are presented in pounds sterling (“GBP”).  The comparative year is for the year to 31 March 2016.  

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 Group continues to utilise banking sources for the financing of its developments, together with loans from third party investors, to ensure that there is sufficient money available for the Group to undertake and complete its various developments.

The Group do not operate an overdraft facility but borrow on a site specific basis from various bankers, with a mix of loans from outside investors geared to some of the development properties and otherwise loaned on a general basis to the Group.

The Board is comfortable with the structure of its bank finance, which usually involves the bank lending a modest sum towards the land purchase, with the Group putting the rest of the funds required to acquire the site and the costs associated with the acquisition and then for the bank to provide 100% of the build finance.

Investor loans that are not related to specific sites are long term loans with repayment dates extending beyond the year end and have, in the past, been renewed when they come up for repayment.

The existing operations have been generating funds to meet short-term operating cash requirements and management are confident that the expected sales will allow the Group to meet loan repayments due within the next twelve months. As a result of these considerations, at the time of approving the financial statements, the Directors consider that the Company and the Group have sufficient resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. It is appropriate to adopt the going concern basis in the preparation of the financial statements.

Mr C Johnson confirms that if necessary he will continue to support the Group for its anticipated needs and will not recall the balances owed to him, for at least twelve months from the date of signing. 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 at the point of legal completion.

This complies with the current accounting standard 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.


There following IFRS Standards and Amendments issued by IASB but not yet EU approved could have an impact on the financial statements of the Group.

• IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (issued on 28 May 2014) – Effective date 1 January 2018

Under IFRS 15 the criteria for recognising income depends upon the contractual terms and may result in changes to the timing of recognition of income from current practice.

In addition management have considered the potential impact of IFRS 16 and IFRS 9 and do not believe that these would have a significant impact on the financial statements.

There are a number of other new standards and amendments to standards and interpretations have been issued but are not yet effective and in some cases have not yet been adopted by the EU. The Directors do not expect that the adoption of these standards will have a material impact on the financial statements of the Group in future periods.


The consolidated financial statements incorporate the financial statements of Trafalgar New Homes Plc and its subsidiaries.

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-related costs are expensed as incurred.

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 comprise cash balances and deposits held at call with banks.


Inventories consist of properties under construction and are stated at the lower of cost and net realisable value.  Cost comprises direct materials and, where applicable, direct labour costs and those overheads that have been incurred in bringing the inventories to their present location and condition.  Interest of sums borrowed that finance specific projects is added to cost.  Cost is calculated using the weighted average method.  Net realisable value represents the estimated selling price less all estimated costs of completion and costs to be incurred in marketing, selling and distribution.


Tangible fixed assets are stated at cost, net of depreciation and any provision for impairment.  Depreciation is calculated to write down the cost less estimated residual value of all tangible fixed assets by equal annual instalments over their expected useful economic lives. The rates generally applicable are:

Fixtures, fittings and equipment - 25% on reducing balance


Trade and other receivables are initially measured at fair value and are subsequently reassessed at the end of each accounting year.


Financial liabilities and equity instruments issued by the Group are classified according to the substance of the contractual arrangements entered into and the definitions of a financial liability and an equity instrument. An equity instrument is any contract that evidences a residual interest in the assets of the Group after deducting all of its liabilities. The accounting policies adopted for specific financial liabilities and equity instruments are set out below.


Trade payables are initially measured at fair value and are subsequently measured at amortised cost, using the effective interest rate method.


Borrowing costs directly attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of qualifying assets, which are assets that take a substantial period of time to be completed for sale, are added to the cost of property held as stock at the year end. All other borrowing costs are recognised in the statement of comprehensive income in the year in which they relate.


Equity instruments issued by the company are recorded at the proceeds received, net of direct issue costs. Shares issued are held at their fair value.

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Annual report & consolidated financial statements 2017