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FRC extends application period for account requirements covering COVID-19 related rent concession

10th June 2021

FRC extends application period for account requirements covering COVID-19 related rent concession

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued Amendments to FRS 102 and FRS 105 – COVID-19-related rent concessions beyond 30 June 2021

These amendments, which were widely expected, extend the application of requirements that cover the accounting treatment of temporary rent concessions occurring as a direct consequence of the  COVID-19 pandemic by one year. 

The requirements, originally introduced into FRS 102 and FRS 105 in October 2020, apply to rent concessions that reduce only lease payments originally due on or before 30 June 2022, provided the other conditions for applying the requirements are met. 

The amendments respond to the continuing impact of the pandemic and help ensure these concessions are accounted for consistently and in a way that best reflects their substance. 

The amendments are effective for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021, with early application permitted.  

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