There is no definition in IFRIC 12 but a characteristic included is as follows: a service concession: “typically involves a private sector entity (an operator) constructing the infrastructure used to provide the public service or upgrading it (for example, by increasing its capacity) and operating and maintaining it for a specified period of time. The operator is paid for its services over the period of the arrangement. The arrangement is governed by a contract that sets out performance standards, mechanisms for adjusting prices, and arrangements for arbitrating disputes”.
The following summary provides the headlines of items to deal with in service concessions as per IFRS 12:
Treatment of the operator’s rights over the infrastructure
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