NOTES TO THE COMPANY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS for the year ended 31 March 2017


Nature of operations

Trafalgar New Homes Plc (“the Company”) is the UK holding company of a group of companies which are engaged in the profits of property developers.  The Company is registered in England and Wales.  Its registered office and principal place of business is Chequers Barn, Bough Beech, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7PD.


The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the historical cost convention and in accordance with applicable United Kingdom law, FRS 102 and accounting standards. The principal accounting policies are described below. They have all been applied consistently throughout the year and proceeding year.



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 Company operates. These were prepared with reference to historical and current industry knowledge, taking into account future strategy of the Company and wider Group.

The existing operations have been generating funds to meet short-term operating cash requirements. 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 Johnson confirms that he will continue to support the Company and Group for its anticipated needs 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 the future events.


Investments held as fixed assets are stated at cost less provision for impairment.


Current tax, including UK corporation tax and foreign tax, is provided at amounts expected to be paid (or recovered) using the tax rates and laws that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the balance sheet date.

Deferred tax is recognised in respect of all timing differences that have originated but not reversed at the balance sheet date where transactions or events that result in an obligation to pay more tax in the future or a right to pay less tax in the future have occurred at the balance sheet date. Timing differences are differences between the company's taxable profits and its results as stated in the financial statements that arise from the inclusion of gains and losses in tax assessments in years different from those in which they are recognised in the financial statements.

A net deferred tax asset is regarded as recoverable and therefore recognised only when, on the basis of all available evidence, it can be regarded as more likely than not that there will be suitable taxable profits from which the future reversal of the underlying timing differences can be deducted.

Deferred tax is not recognised when fixed assets are revalued unless by the balance sheet date there is a binding agreement to sell the revalued assets and the gain or loss expected to arise on sale has been recognised in the financial statements. Neither is deferred tax recognised when fixed assets are sold and it is more likely than not that the taxable gain will be rolled over, being charged to tax only if and when the replacement assets are sold.

Taxation arising on disposal of a revalued asset is split between the profit and loss account and the statement of total recognised gains and losses on the basis of the tax attributable to the gain or loss recognised in each statement.


Financial assets and liabilities are recognised in the statements of financial position when the Company has become a party to the contractual provisions of the instruments.

The Company’s financial assets and liabilities are initially measured at fair value plus any directly attributable transaction costs.  The carrying value of the Company’s financial assets, primarily cash and bank balances, and liabilities, primarily the Company’s payables and other accrued expenses, approximate to their fair values.

(i) Financial assets

On initial recognition, financial assets are classified as either financial assets at fair value through profit or loss, held-to-maturity investments, loans and receivables financial assets, or available-for-sale financial assets, as appropriate.

Trade and other receivables

Trade and other receivables (including deposits and prepayments) that have fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted in an active market are classified as other receivables, deposits, and prepayments.  Other receivables, deposits, and prepayments are measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method, less any impairment loss.  Interest income is recognised by applying the effective interest rate, except for short-term receivables when the recognition of interest would be immaterial.

(ii) Financial liabilities and equity instruments

Financial liabilities are classified as liabilities or equity in accordance with the substance of the contractual arrangement.  Interest, dividends, gains and losses relating to financial liabilities are reported in profit or loss.  Distributions to holders of financial liabilities are classified as equity and charged directly to equity.

Financial liabilities

Financial liabilities comprise long-term borrowings, short-term borrowings, trade and other payables and accruals, measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method.

The effective interest method is a method of calculating the amortised cost of a financial liability and of allocating interest income over the relevant period.  The effective interest rate is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash payments (including all fees on points paid or received that form an integral part of the effective interest rate, transaction costs and other premiums or discounts) through the expected life of the financial liability, or, where appropriate, a shorter period to the net carrying amount on initial recognition.

Equity instruments

An equity instrument is any contract that evidences a residual interest in the assets of an entity after deducting all its liabilities.  Equity instruments issued by the Company are recognised at the proceeds received, net of direct issue costs.


Short term debtors are measured at transaction price, less any impairment.  Loans receivable are measured initially at fair value, net of transaction costs, and are measured subsequently at amortised cost using the effective interest method, less any impairment.


Short term creditors are measured at the transaction price.  Other financial liabilities, including bank loans, are measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method.


In the application of the Company’s accounting policies, which are described in note 3, the Directors are required to make judgements, estimates and assumptions about the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities that are not apparent from other sources.  The estimates and assumptions are based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.  Actual results may differ from these estimates.

The estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an on-going basis.  Revisions to accounting estimates are recognised in the period in which the estimate is revised if the revision affects only that period or in the period of the revision and future periods if the revision affects both current and future periods.

The following are the key assumptions concerning the future and other key sources of estimation uncertainty at the statement of financial position date that have a significant risk of causing a significant adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities in the financial statements:

Carrying value of investments in subsidiaries

Management’s assessment for impairment of investment in subsidiaries is based on the estimation of value in use of the subsidiary by forecasting the expected future cash flows expected on each development project. The value of the investment in subsidiaries is based on the subsidiaries being able to realise their cash flow projections.

Recognition of deferred tax assets

The recognition of deferred tax assets is based upon whether it is more likely than not that sufficient and suitable taxable profits will be available in the future against which the reversal of temporary differences can be deducted.  To determine the future taxable profits, reference is made to the latest available profit forecasts.  Where the temporary differences are related to losses, relevant tax law is considered to determine the availability of the losses to offset against the future taxable profits.


The Company has taken advantage of section 408 of the Companies Act 2006 and, consequently, a profit and loss account for the Company alone has not been presented.  The Company’s loss for the financial period was £104,889 (2015: Loss £152,430).  The Company’s loss for the financial year has been arrived at after charging auditor’s remuneration payable to Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP for audit services to the Company of £10,000 ( 2015: £10,000).

Annual report, Company financial statements 2017

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