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IASB launches a public consultation on its future work programme

26 July 2011


The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) launched today a public consultation to seek broad public input on the strategic direction and overall balance of its future work programme.

Since the creation of the IASB in 2001, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) have increasingly become the internationally accepted financial reporting language around the world. As the number of jurisdictions applying IFRSs increases, stakeholders have identified new accounting issues for consideration by the IASB.

The consultation document published today asks deliberately open questions to gather views on the IASB’s future work programme from all those involved in or affected by financial reporting. In particular, the IASB is seeking feedback on how it should balance the development of financial reporting with the maintenance of IFRSs and—with consideration of our time and resource constraints—those areas of financial reporting that should be given the highest priority for further improvement.

Introducing the agenda consultation, Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman of the IASB, said:
Up until now, the agenda of the IASB has largely been determined by the need to support a first wave of jurisdictions adopting IFRSs and the completion of our programme to improve IFRSs and align them with US GAAP. With this work largely completed, our attention can now turn to new issues that may require our attention. We seek your views to get the balance and the direction of our future work plan right.

The consultation period on the future work programme of the IASB closes on 30 November 2011. The Agenda Consultation 2011—Request for views document is available to download from

The IASB and staff will hold an interactive webcast on the agenda consultation at 9am (London time) and 3pm (London time) on 3 August 2011. To register, visit the 3 August meetings diarypage on

Press enquiries

  • Mark Byatt, Director of Corporate Communications, IFRS Foundation
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7246 6472
  • Sonja Lardeau, Communications Manager, IFRS Foundation
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7246 6463
  • Michael Stewart, Director of Implementation Activities
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7246 6922

Related information 

  • Click here for a print-friendly version of this press release
  • Click here to read the agenda consultation document and to view comment letters submitted
  • Click here for more information on the 3 August live webcast on the agenda consultation