NOTES TO THE COMPANY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS for the year ended 31 March 2022
1 GENERAL INFORMATION
Nature of operations
Trafalgar Property Group Plc (“the Company”) is the UK holding company of a group of companies which are
engaged in residual property development. The Company is registered in England and Wales. Its registered office and principal place of business is Chequers Barn, Chequers Hill, Bough Beech, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7PD.
2 BASIS OF PREPARATION
The financial statements have been prepared under 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 preceding year.
The Company has taken advantage of the exemption allowed under section 408 of the Companies Act 2006 and has not presented its own Statement of Comprehensive Income to these financial statements.The Company has taken advantage of the disclosure exemption from the requirements of section 7 Statement of Cashflow, as permitted by the FRS 102 “The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland”.
3 SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
(a) GOING CONCERN
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.
As indicated in note 15, subsequent to the balance sheet date, the Company has raised £400,000 for working capital purposes by way of an issue of 133,333,333 shares at 0.3p per share and agreed a reorganization of the loans with C C Johnson for a further two years. 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. As with all business forecasts, the Directors’ statement cannot guarantee that the going concern basis will remain appropriate given the material 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 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.
(d) FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
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 convertible debt
Financial liabilities are classified as liabilities or equity in accordance with the substance of the contractual arrangement.
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.
Convertible debt issued by the Group are classified according to the substance of the contractual arrangements entered into and the definitions of a financial liability and convertible debt instrument. Convertible debt consists of new unsecured loan notes convertible totalling £905,000 (2021: £600,000) in full, into 226,250,000 ordinary shares at 0.4p per ordinary share and can be convertible at any time by Mr C C Johnson for two years from July 2022, further details are provided within note 15. The accounting policies adopted for specific financial liabilities and convertible debts are set out below.
4 CRITICAL ACCOUNTING JUDGEMENTS AND KEY SOURCES OF ESTIMATION UNCERTAINTY
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 and intercompany
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.
5 LOSS FOR FINANCIAL PERIOD
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
£285,856 (2021: Loss £742,887). The Company’s loss for the financial year has been arrived at after charging auditor’s remuneration payable to MHA MacIntyre Hudson for audit services to the Company of £10,000 (2021: £10,000).