Vodafone 2024 Annual Report

Notes to the consolidated financial statements (continued) 146 Vodafone Group Plc Annual Report 2024 2020 146 Vodafone Group Plc Annual Report 2024 Strategic report Governance


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1. Basis of preparation (continued) New accounting pronouncements adopted on 1 April 2023 The Group adopted the following new accounting policies on 1 April 2023 to comply with new standards issued and amendments to IFRS: − IFRS 17 ‘Insurance Contracts’; − Amendments to IAS 1 ‘Disclosure of Accounting Policies’; − Amendment to IAS 8 ‘Definition of Accounting Estimates’; − Amendment to IAS 12 ‘Deferred Tax related to Assets and Liabilities arising from a Single Transaction’; and − Amendment to IAS 12 ‘International Tax Reform - Pillar Two Model Rules’. The amendments to IAS 1, IAS 8 and IAS 12 do not have a material impact on the Group’s financial reporting on adoption. The impact of the adoption of IFRS 17 and of the IAS 12 Pillar Two Model Rules is addressed below. IFRS 17 ‘Insurance Contracts’ IFRS 17 ‘Insurance Contracts’ was adopted by the Group on 1 April 2023. The Standard sets out revised principles for the recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure of obligations relating to insurance contracts issued by preparers in order to provide a single accounting model for all types of insurance. The Group issues certain short and long-term contracts, primarily being (i) the reinsurance of handset and other device insurance issued by a fronting insurer to the Group’s customers; and (ii) the reinsurance of a third-party annuity policy issued to the Vodafone and Cable & Wireless (‘CWW’) sections of the Vodafone UK Group Pension Scheme (refer to note 25 ‘Post employment benefits’). The adoption of IFRS 17 did not have a material impact on prior period equity. The adoption of IFRS 17 results in separate insurance and reinsurance liability line items being presented within the Trade and other payables disclosure note to the consolidated financial statements, with corresponding reductions in the Trade payables and Other payables line items (see note 15 ‘Trade and other payables’). The reclassification as at 31 March 2023 amounts to €257 million and €63 million within the Non-current and Current Trade and other payables notes, respectively. The Non-current and Current Insurance and reinsurance liability amounts included within Trade and other payables at 31 March 2024 are €254 million and €48 million, respectively. The adoption has not resulted in any material adjustments to any other balances or primary statements including equity or to the consolidated income statement. Amendments to IAS 12 ‘International Tax Reform - Pillar Two Model Rules’ On 23 May 2023, the IASB issued amendments to IAS 12 ‘Income Taxes’ to provide a mandatory temporary exception to the accounting for deferred taxes arising in relation to International Tax Reform (the ‘Pillar Two’ rules) and to require additional disclosures regarding the impact of the Pillar Two regulations. The amendments to IAS 12 have been adopted by the Group for the purposes of reporting at 31 March 2024, with additional disclosure also required in the year commencing 1 April 2024. The Group has applied the mandatory temporary exception and therefore has not recognised or disclosed deferred tax assets or liabilities relating to Pillar Two regulations within the consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2024. The introduction of Pillar Two regulations is not expected to result in any material future impact on the Group’s current tax expense. See note 6 ‘Taxation’ for further details.

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