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IASB webcast on proposed amendments to the definition of a business

 06 September 2016


On 28 June 2016 the International Accounting Standards Board (the Board) published proposals to clarify the definition of a business in IFRS 3 Business Combinations. In this webcast Board Member Mary Tokar and Technical Director Michael Stewart provide an overview of the proposals.

The webcast highlights two proposed new assessments that an entity would be required to undertake to help it determine whether it is acquiring a business or a set of assets:

  • evaluation of concentration of fair value; and
  • evaluation of whether an acquired process is substantive.

Further information about the Exposure Draft—Definition of a Business and Accounting for Previously Held Interests (Proposed Amendments to IFRS 3 and IFRS 11)—can be accessed here. The deadline for comments is 31 October 2016.


The webcast and the slides can be accessed below:

Webcast Slides
Definition of a Business (26 mins)