The Board has overall responsibility for the determination of the Group’s risk management objectives and policies and it sets policies that seek to reduce risk as far as possible without unduly affecting the Group’s competitiveness and flexibility. Further details regarding these policies are set out below:
Capital risk management
The Group considers its capital to comprise its share capital and share premium. The Group’s capital management objectives are to safeguard the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern, so that it can continue to provide returns for shareholders and benefits for other stakeholders and to provide an adequate return to shareholders by pricing products and services commensurately with the level of risk.
Significant Accounting Policies
Details of the significant accounting policies and methods adopted, including the criteria for recognition, the basis of measurement and the basis on which income and expenses are recognised, in respect of each class of financial asset, financial liability and equity instrument are disclosed here.
Foreign currency risk
The Group has minimal exposure to the differing types of foreign currency risk. It has no foreign currency denominated monetary assets or liabilities and does not make sales or purchases from overseas countries.
Interest rate risk
The Group is sensitive to changes in interest rates principally on the loans from banks. £2,000,000 of the loans from Mr Johnson bears interest at 5% from 1 April 2013. Mr Dubois’ loan from his Pension Fund attracts interest at 12% pa.
The impact of a 100 basis point increase in interest rates would result in additional interest cost for the year of £41,283 (2013: £43,969).
Credit risk management
Credit risk refers to the risk that a counter-
Liquidity risk management
This is the risk of the Company not being able to continue to operate as a going concern.
The Directors have, after careful consideration of the factors set out above, concluded that it is appropriate to adopt the going concern basis for the preparation of the financial statements and the financial statements do not include any adjustments that would result if the going concern basis was not appropriate.
Mr Johnson confirms that he will continue to support the 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.
Derivative financial instruments
The Group does not currently use derivative financial instruments as hedging is not considered necessary. Should the Group identify a requirement for the future use of such financial instruments, a comprehensive set of policies and systems as approved by the Directors will be implemented.
In accordance with IAS 39, "Financial instruments: recognition and measurement", the Group has reviewed all contracts for embedded derivatives that are required to be separately accounted for if they do not meet specific requirements set out in the standard. No material embedded derivatives have been identified.
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Annual report & consolidated financial statements 2014