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Final stage

In December 2021, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued Initial Application of IFRS 17 and IFRS 9—Comparative Information (Amendment to IFRS 17).

The amendment is a transition option relating to comparative information about financial assets presented on initial application of IFRS 17. The amendment is aimed at helping entities to avoid temporary accounting mismatches between financial assets and insurance contract liabilities, and therefore improve the usefulness of comparative information for users of financial statements.

IFRS 17 incorporating the amendment is effective for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023.