News June 2021 FRC extends application period for accounting requirements covering COVID-19 related rent concession

FRC extends application period for accounting requirements covering COVID-19 related rent concessions

09 June 2021
Today the FRC issued Amendments to FRS 102 and FRS 105 – COVID-19-related rent concessions beyond 30 June 2021 (PDF). These amendments 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 that best reflects their substance.

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

Links to the amendments and accompanying Impact Assessment and Feedback Statement can be found below:
  1. Amendments to FRS 102 and FRS 105 – COVID-19-related rent concessions beyond 30 June 2021 (PDF)
  2. Impact Assessment and Feedback Statement – Amendments to FRS 102 and FRS 105 – COVID-19-related rent concessions beyond 30 June 2021 (PDF)