Economic life

Economic life also known as useful life is either Economic life

  1. the period over which an asset is expected to be economically usable by one or more users, or Economic life
  2. the number of production or similar units expected to be obtained from an asset by one or more users. Economic life

Every asset has a lifecycle, which is its useful life from acquisition to disposal. Inevitably, the facilities we manage will outlive their installed building systems. The facility manager is responsible for managing not only the maintenance, but also the replacement of these systems. Additionally, facility managers replace components and systems for the purpose of improving performance or efficiency, which might occur prior to the end of the asset’s Read more

Cost of self-constructed assets

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IAS 16 22 sets out the core principle for determining the cost of self-constructed assets. Here is a very practical example to quickly understand and solve any IFRS issues.

The cost of a self-constructed asset is determined using the same principles as applicable to an purchased asset. If an entity makes similar assets for sale in the normal course of business, the cost of the asset is usually the same as the cost of constructing an asset for sale. Any internal profits are eliminated in arriving at such costs. Similarly, the cost of abnormal amounts of wasted material, labour, or other resources incurred in self-constructing an asset is not included in the cost of the asset.

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Fulfilment cash flows

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Fulfilment cash flows comprise: IFRS 17 Insurance contracts Contents

Fulfilment cash flows represent cash flows within the boundary of an insurance contract, Those cash flows are related directly to the fulfilment of the contract, including those for which the entity has discretion over the amount or timing. IFRS 17 provides the following examples of such cash flows [IFRS 17 B65]:

  • Premiums and related cash flows Fulfilment cash flows
  • Claims and benefits,
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General model of measurement of insurance contracts

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General model of measurement of insurance contracts – Insurance contracts may be highly complex bundles of interdependent rights and obligations and combine features of a financial instrument and features of a service contract. As a result, insurance contracts can provide their issuers with different sources of income – e.g. underwriting profit, fees from asset management services and financial income from spread business (when insurers earn a margin on invested assets) – often all within the same contract. [IFRS 17 IN5, IFRS 17 BC18]

The general measurement model introduced by IFRS 17 provides a comprehensive and coherent framework that provides information reflecting the many different features of insurance contracts and the ways in which the issuers of insurance … Read more