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there are no amending instruments for this sectionDTR 4.2 Half-yearly financial reports

Application

DTR 4.2.1
20/01/2007
FCA
Subject to the exemptions set out in DTR 4.4 (Exemptions) this section applies to an issuer:
(2)  whose Home State is the United Kingdom.

Publication of half-yearly financial reports

DTR 4.2.2
20/01/2007
FCA
(1)  An issuer must make public a half-yearly financial report covering the first six months of the financial year.
(2)  The half-yearly financial report must be made public as soon as possible, but no later than two months, after the end of the period to which the report relates.
(3)  An issuer must ensure that the half-yearly financial report remains available to the public for at least five years.

[Note: article 5(1) of the TD]

Content of half-yearly financial reports

DTR 4.2.3
20/01/2007
FCA
The half-yearly financial report must include:
(1)  a condensed set of financial statements;
(2)  an interim management report; and
(3)  responsibility statements.

[Note: article 5(2) of the TD]

Preparation and content of condensed set of financial statements

DTR 4.2.4
20/01/2007
FCA
(1)  If an issuer is required to prepare consolidated accounts, the condensed set of financial statements must be prepared in accordance with IAS 34.
[Note: article 5(3) of the TD]
(2)  If an issuer is not required to prepare consolidated accounts, the condensed set of financial statements must contain, as a minimum the following:
(a)  a condensed balance sheet;
(b)  a condensed profit and loss account; and
(c)  explanatory notes on these accounts.

[Note: article 5(3) of the TD]
DTR 4.2.5
20/01/2007
FCA
(1)  This rule applies to an issuer that is not required to prepare consolidated accounts.
(2)  In preparing the condensed balance sheet and the condensed profit and loss account an issuer must follow the same principles for recognising and measuring as when preparing annual financial reports.
[Note: article 5(3) of the TD]
(3)  The balance sheet and the profit and loss account must show each of the headings and subtotals included in the most recent annual financial statements of the issuer. Additional line items must be included if, as a result of their omission, the half-yearly financial statements would give a misleading view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the issuer.
[Note: article 3(2) of the TD implementing Directive]
(4)  The half-yearly financial information must include comparative information presented as follows:
(a)  balance sheet as at the end of the first six months of the current financial year and comparative balance sheet as at the end of the immediate preceding financial year; and
(b)  profit and loss account for the first six months of the current financial year with, from two years after 20 January 2007, comparative information for the comparable period for the preceding financial year.

[Note: article 3(2) of the TD implementing Directive]
(5)  The explanatory notes must include the following:
(a)  sufficient information to ensure the comparability of the condensed half-yearly financial statements with the annual financial statements; and
(b)  sufficient information and explanations to ensure a users proper understanding of any material changes in amounts and of any developments in the half-year period concerned, which are reflected in the balance sheet and the profit and loss account.

[Note: article 3(3) of the TD implementing Directive]
DTR 4.2.6
01/04/2013
FCA
The accounting policies and presentation applied to half-yearly figures must be consistent with those applied in the latest published annual accounts except where:
(1)  the accounting policies and presentation are to be changed in the subsequent annual financial statements, in which case the new accounting policies and presentation should be followed and the changes and the reasons for the changes should be disclosed in the half-yearly report; or
(2)  the FCA otherwise agrees.

Content of interim management report

DTR 4.2.7
20/01/2007
FCA
The interim management report must include at least:
(1)  an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial year, and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements, and
(2)  a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the financial year.

[Note: article 5(4) of the TD]
DTR 4.2.8
20/01/2007
FCA
(1)  In addition to the requirement set out in DTR 4.2.7 R, an issuer of shares must disclose in the interim management report the following information, as a minimum:
(a)  related parties transactions that have taken place in the first six months of the current financial year and that have materially affected the financial position or the performance of the enterprise during that period; and
(b)  any changes in the related parties transactions described in the last annual report that could have a material effect on the financial position or performance of the enterprise in the first six months of the current financial year.
(2)  If an issuer of shares is not required to prepare consolidated accounts, it must disclose, as a minimum, any transactions which have been entered into with related parties by the issuer, including the amount of such transactions, the nature of the related party relationship and other information about the transactions necessary for an understanding of the financial position of the issuer, if such transactions are material and have not been concluded under normal market conditions.
[Note: Article 43(1)(7b) of Directive 78/660/EC]
(3)  In relation to transactions described in paragraph (2) information about such transactions may be aggregated according to their nature except where separate information is necessary for an understanding of the effects of related party transactions on the financial position of the issuer.
[Note: Article 43(1)(7b) of Directive 78/660/EC]

Auditing of the condensed set of financial statements

DTR 4.2.9
20/01/2007
FCA
(1)  If the half-yearly financial report has been audited or reviewed by auditors pursuant to the Auditing Practices Board guidance on Review of Interim Financial Information, the audit report or review report must be reproduced in full.
(2)  If the half-yearly financial report has not been audited or reviewed by auditors pursuant to the Auditing Practices Board guidance on Review of Interim Financial Information, an issuer must make a statement to this effect in its report.

[Note: article 5(5) of the TD]

Responsibility statements

DTR 4.2.10
20/01/2007
FCA
(1)  Responsibility statements must be made by the persons responsible within the issuer.
[Note: article 5(2)(c) of the TD]
(2)  The name and function of any person who makes a responsibility statement must be clearly indicated in the responsibility statement.
[Note: article 5(2)(c) of the TD]
(3)  For each person making a responsibility statement, the statement must confirm that to the best of his or her knowledge:
(a)  the condensed set of financial statements, which has been prepared in accordance with the applicable set of accounting standards, gives a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the issuer, or the undertakings included in the consolidation as a whole as required by DTR 4.2.4 R ;
(b)  the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7 R; and
(c)  the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.8 R, in the case of an issuer of shares.

[Note: article 5(2)(c) of the TD]
(4)  A person making a responsibility statement will satisfy the requirement in (3) (a) above to confirm that the condensed set of financial statements gives a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the issuer (or the undertakings included in the consolidation as a whole) by including a statement that the condensed set of financial statements have been prepared in accordance with:
(a)  IAS 34; or
(b)  for UK issuers not using IFRS, pronouncements on interim reporting issued by the Accounting Standards Board; or
(c)  for all other issuers not using IFRS, a national accounting standard relating to interim reporting,
provided always that a person making such a statement has reasonable grounds to be satisfied that the condensed set of financial statements prepared in accordance with such a standard is not misleading.
DTR 4.2.11
20/01/2007
FCA
The issuer is responsible for all information drawn up and made public in accordance with this section.