Brands plc is preparing its accounts for the year ended 31 October 20X8 and the following…
Brands plc is preparing its accounts for the year ended 31 October 20X8 and the following information is available relating to various intangible assets acquired on the acquisition of Countrywide plc:
(a) A milk quota of 2,000,000 litres at 30p per litre. There is an active market trading in milk and other quotas.
(b) A government licence to experiment with the use of hormones to increase the cream content of milk had been granted to Countrywide shortly before the acquisition by Brands plc. No fee had been required. This is the first licence to be granted by the government and was one of the reasons why Brands acquired Countrywide. The licence is not transferable but the directors estimate that it has a value to the company based on discounted cash flows for a five-year period of £1 million.
(c) A full-cream yoghurt sold under the brand name ‘Naughty but Nice’ was valued by the directors at £2 million. Further enquiry established that a similar brand name had been recently sold for £1.5 million.
Explain how each of the above items would be treated in the consolidated financial statements using IAS 38.