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I am struggling with this accounts wise. Accruals are basically costs that relate to an accounting year but for which no invoice had been received by the year end date.

 

At the simplest level this could be that you only get a utility bill every 3 months and the last one received was 2 months before the year end. You therefore accrue for 2 months enery use

 

Equally our fee to do the accounts is accrued because whilst it relates to the year we can't start work until the year is up

 

As the business gets more complicated you could accrue for holiday pay, bonuses, all sorts of tax avoidance legitimate provisions

 

A loan is not a cost (the loan interest is of course and you would accrue for that) in my view it is a method of funding. Generally loans, like the bank overdraft or monies from UKFI are disclosed as that.

 

The fact it is disclosed makes it less of an issue that it is an accruals and its not that major in the scheme of things but lets just say I wouldn't want to explain to my Annual Compliance Review lady (Scary Caryl) why I thought that was the right thing to do, but accountancy is all about judgements so who is to say I am right

 

I agree again with Mk. The other loans are in the right overall category creditors less than 1 year but in my view they're in the wrong sub-category. Loans or perhaps other creditors would be a better classification.

 

I wondered whether it had been done so attention wasn't drawn to the loans but then (as Mk notes above) they go and draw attention to it. It's all a bit odd.

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Does any of it really matter now except the £5M annual loss that needs to be quickly rectified?

 

The figures are already 10 months out of date and we have a takeover happening as we speak/type, this will give us a clean slate to work off from now on.

 

Milan's happy with his profit, the new owners will be like a kid on Christmas morning and we have a bright and exciting future to look forward to.

 

The futures bright , the futures blue and white!

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prices cant drop I think we are very well priced ,people will only come back if we score goals and entertain which we defo aint doing this season,we are the most boring team in the uk at home . if we get it right we would get near 30k every week. our turnover is pathetic considering crowd base etc and we are making prob smallest amount from catering only 300k and service is dreadful nowhere near enough staff and always sold out of pies etc. we need to prob double our turnover to be able to compete. but the figures for wages don't take into account that a number of our highest earners left in summer so I will be surprised if wage bill hasn't dropped by appx 2million this season.

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I am struggling with this accounts wise. Accruals are basically costs that relate to an accounting year but for which no invoice had been received by the year end date.

 

At the simplest level this could be that you only get a utility bill every 3 months and the last one received was 2 months before the year end. You therefore accrue for 2 months enery use

 

Equally our fee to do the accounts is accrued because whilst it relates to the year we can't start work until the year is up

 

As the business gets more complicated you could accrue for holiday pay, bonuses, all sorts of tax avoidance legitimate provisions

 

A loan is not a cost (the loan interest is of course and you would accrue for that) in my view it is a method of funding. Generally loans, like the bank overdraft or monies from UKFI are disclosed as that.

 

The fact it is disclosed makes it less of an issue that it is an accruals and its not that major in the scheme of things but lets just say I wouldn't want to explain to my Annual Compliance Review lady (Scary Caryl) why I thought that was the right thing to do, but accountancy is all about judgements so who is to say I am right

 

 

My thoughts were it would be accrued interest against the loans.

 

So not taken but accruing and then settled once the club was purchased.

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Welcome back JV. A few more good results and we'll see you back in the Leeds thread. It's been a while.

Welcome back? I've never been away.

 

The Leeds thread ran it's course and became littered with posters that contributed nothing to the thread.

 

Looks like you've found your way onto here as well.

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I am struggling with this accounts wise. Accruals are basically costs that relate to an accounting year but for which no invoice had been received by the year end date.

At the simplest level this could be that you only get a utility bill every 3 months and the last one received was 2 months before the year end. You therefore accrue for 2 months enery use

Equally our fee to do the accounts is accrued because whilst it relates to the year we can't start work until the year is up

As the business gets more complicated you could accrue for holiday pay, bonuses, all sorts of tax avoidance legitimate provisions

A loan is not a cost (the loan interest is of course and you would accrue for that) in my view it is a method of funding. Generally loans, like the bank overdraft or monies from UKFI are disclosed as that.

The fact it is disclosed makes it less of an issue that it is an accruals and its not that major in the scheme of things but lets just say I wouldn't want to explain to my Annual Compliance Review lady (Scary Caryl) why I thought that was the right thing to do, but accountancy is all about judgements so who is to say I am right

Well that's my brain mashed up for the weekend then.

lol

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This is the reason there is non matchday corp revenue

http://www.hillsboroughstadium.com/

Seperate company. Anyone know who owns it?

Also if we got taken over wouldnt the debt currently stand at £0

Chris Snape of The Lindley Group was the registrant of this domain name... further details here...

https://who.is/whois/https://www.hillsboroughstadium.com

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My thoughts were it would be accrued interest against the loans.

 

So not taken but accruing and then settled once the club was purchased.

The loan capital as well as any accrued interest is categorised as accruals

 

Not generally normal practice but hey ho

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Well that's my brain mashed up for the weekend then.

lol

All part of the service to stop you remembering a 0-0 football delight

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At the moment we have no clue or seen any clues has to how the Chansari deal has been structured.

I suspect they have a new holding company that will have acquired the Swfc ltd shares held by Ukfi. We know no new shares have been issued in swfc itself otherthan the 822k share for debt swap in November

We know the secured loans have gone but no new security has yet been lodged if the new chaps are using debt

Interesting you say about management charges because the accounts should disclose this and the amount if true

The accounts have also been silent on ultimate control of ukfi for a couple of years now. But the accounts show the 3rd party loans in accruals which is an interesting choice of classification

 

I would have thought that the new owners would put the purchase of the club, i.e. the amount paid to MM and the cost of the takeover e.g. prof fees etc. as a debt against the club as per just about every other takeover that happens.

You only have to look at the Thai group that bought leicester city and their resultant £100mm plus debt that they had prior to promotion to prem.

 

As for management fees for the accounts, the fees charged by the holding company not based in this country can be around 10-15% legitimately and wouldn't necessarily show separately in the SWFC accounts but could show in the UK holding companies accounts. The loan management fees don't have to be shown separately. As you know there are many ways that the owners can legitimately be taking money from the clubs revenue without having to declare them in detail or in any recognisable form in these summary accounts.

 

There's nothing wrong with it, but summary accounts are just that - no detail.

 

MM will have made plenty from his time with the club, don't begrudge him it BUT some posters still believe he has been shoveling £5mm a year into the club to keep it afloat when more than likely him legitimately taking money out is part of what causes the accounts to show a £5mm loss in the first place.

 

We just have to grow up about these things. Business is not fairy land!!!   It's business.

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Chris Snape of The Lindley Group was the registrant of this domain name... further details here...

https://who.is/whois/https://www.hillsboroughstadium.com

Lindley Group was bought out by Centre plate.

Think its them who take all profits/losses from this side. They paid a fee and we outsource to them. <--- something we need to look at in my opinion.

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Lindley Group was bought out by Centre plate.

Think its them who take all profits/losses from this side. They paid a fee and we outsource to them. <--- something we need to look at in my opinion.

I wonder how long that contract has left to run, before renewal or move our seperate ways.

I can't see Chansiri accepting such small pocket change in catering revenue, due in part to poor offerings and service etc in the MD catering dept.

Nor I can't see the benefit of the current catering deal structure appealing to him, I think he will try to blend higher calibre sponsorship into this area. Also along with increasing the quality and customer service levels ultimately hoping for increased revenue he won't want to miss ANY chance of benefiting of which I can't see the current deal working to his or the club's advantage.

Of course the current deal is somewhat beneficial to all concerned pre takeover but post takeover it will no doubt be one of many future areas of the club that will be taken up a couple of notches.

As with all aspects, proof will be in the pudding and time will tell!

Edited by robster_owl

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Can't wait for Monday but my guess is little will be revealed and the situation will run on into the summer months with PA holding the fort for a little time longer.

 

As for the future it's a very broad spectrum of possibilities...

 

At the one end of the scale Take over debt financed, management charges to the consortium and hoping to roll 'snake eyes' twice running.

 

In the Middle equity financed steady building with the aim of the promised land in 3 to 4 years.

 

Then there's mega debt financing, land acquisitions, a complete redevelopment of the ground and area with a grand social input similar to Etihad, and employment !

 

What's your hope ? lol

my hope is that you'll stop slagging the club off at very turn...I'll not hold my breath

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I would have thought that the new owners would put the purchase of the club, i.e. the amount paid to MM and the cost of the takeover e.g. prof fees etc. as a debt against the club as per just about every other takeover that happens.

You only have to look at the Thai group that bought leicester city and their resultant £100mm plus debt that they had prior to promotion to prem.

 

As for management fees for the accounts, the fees charged by the holding company not based in this country can be around 10-15% legitimately and wouldn't necessarily show separately in the SWFC accounts but could show in the UK holding companies accounts. The loan management fees don't have to be shown separately. As you know there are many ways that the owners can legitimately be taking money from the clubs revenue without having to declare them in detail or in any recognisable form in these summary accounts.

 

There's nothing wrong with it, but summary accounts are just that - no detail.

 

MM will have made plenty from his time with the club, don't begrudge him it BUT some posters still believe he has been shoveling £5mm a year into the club to keep it afloat when more than likely him legitimately taking money out is part of what causes the accounts to show a £5mm loss in the first place.

 

We just have to grow up about these things. Business is not fairy land!!!   It's business.

Boring technical point but FRS 8 Related Party Disclosures would require specific disclosure of transactions between the holding company and subsidiary to be shown in both sets of accounts or otherwise say an exemption applies (which wouldn't as the UKFI accounts are not publically available)

 

I agree in general terms that remuneration, fees and interest all would add to a loss and that skews the figures. The company did pay nearly £0.5m on interest btw. However a big chunk of the £5.5m is still genuine operating losses

Edited by mkowl

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My thoughts were it would be accrued interest against the loans.

 

So not taken but accruing and then settled once the club was purchased.

  

Boring technical point but FRS 8 Related Party Disclosures would require specific disclosure of transactions between the holding company and subsidiary to be shown in both sets of accounts or otherwise say an exemption applies (which wouldn't as the UKFI accounts are not publically available)

 

I agree in general terms that remuneration, fees and interest all would add to a loss and that skews the figures. The company did pay nearly £0.5m on interest btw. However a big chunk of the £5.5m is still genuine operating losses

I'm in two minds on whether the interest on the other loans has been paid or not. The cash flow statement says it has but the I wonder whether its just been accrued and adjusted through creditors in the cashflow statement?

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Welcome back? I've never been away.

The Leeds thread ran it's course and became littered with posters that contributed nothing to the thread.

Looks like you've found your way onto here as well.

Haha, I agree with that. Oh well, things are looking up for your boys now MC has gone less crazy.

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What would losses have been come end of this season? Match day and season ticket prices increased a little on last season but are our attendances up or down on last season?

 

I guess season ticket sales are slightly down but we've done away with free U8s and if average is up we should have a little more income unless wages have increased.

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I'm in two minds on whether the interest on the other loans has been paid or not. The cash flow statement says it has but the I wonder whether its just been accrued and adjusted through creditors in the cashflow statement?

It depends if the 2nd year trainee drafted the accounts

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It depends if the 2nd year trainee drafted the accounts

 

 

A bit cruel...  :rolleyes:

 

My thoughts were that they may accrue management fees and \ or interest as book entries BUT wouldn't take cash out to preserve the cash flow, and simply take it out as and when the club was sold.

 

So building the debt in  the club as a tax efficient model for taking the proceeds form the sale. So when I mentioned that the debt was made up of some of the proceeds taken in fees etc. I just meant as book entries not cash as MM had every intention of selling as soon as he could therefore everything is structured to make that exit as efficient as possible. Which is what I would do, wouldn't you?

 

However you would do that within accounting rules etc....

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