404Companies Act group accountsE+W+S+N.I.
(1)Companies Act group accounts must comprise—
(a)a consolidated balance sheet dealing with the state of affairs of the parent company and its subsidiary undertakings, and
(b)a consolidated profit and loss account dealing with the profit or loss of the parent company and its subsidiary undertakings.
(2)The accounts must give a true and fair view of the state of affairs as at the end of the financial year, and the profit or loss for the financial year, of the undertakings included in the consolidation as a whole, so far as concerns members of the company.
(3)The accounts must comply with provision made by the Secretary of State by regulations as to—
(a)the form and content of the consolidated balance sheet and consolidated profit and loss account, and
(b)additional information to be provided by way of notes to the accounts.
(4)If compliance with the regulations, and any other provision made by or under this Act as to the matters to be included in a company's group accounts or in notes to those accounts, would not be sufficient to give a true and fair view, the necessary additional information must be given in the accounts or in a note to them.
(5)If in special circumstances compliance with any of those provisions is inconsistent with the requirement to give a true and fair view, the directors must depart from that provision to the extent necessary to give a true and fair view.
Particulars of any such departure, the reasons for it and its effect must be given in a note to the accounts.
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