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Wednesday 11 September, 2019

RHP Finance PLC

Annual Financial Report

RNS Number : 0101M
RHP Finance PLC
11 September 2019
 

 

 

 

 

RHP FINANCE PLC

 

 

Report and Financial Statements

 

For the year ended 31 March 2019

 

 

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Contents

 

Statutory Information

Strategic Report

Report Of The Directors

Independent Auditor's Report To The Members Of RHP Finance Plc

Statement Of Income

Statement Of Financial Position

Notes To The Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATUTORY INFORMATION

 

Company registration number

9331195

 

 

 

 

Directors

Corinna Bishopp

David Done OBE

John Newbury

Stephen Speak

 

 

 

Secretary

Corinna Bishopp

 

 

Registered Office

8 Waldegrave Road,

Teddington.

London 

TW11 8GT

 

 

 

 

Independent Auditor

BDO LLP

2 City Place
Beehive Ring Road
Gatwick
West Sussex

RH6 0PA

 

 

 

 

Bankers

Lloyds Bank Plc

City Office

PO Box 72

Bailey Drive

Gillingham Business Park
Kent
ME8 0LS

 

 

 

 

Solicitors

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

3 Bunhill Row

London

EC1Y 8YZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRATEGIC REPORT

 

The Directors submit their Strategic Report, Report of the Directors and the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2019.

 

RHP Finance plc. (the "Company") was incorporated on 27 November 2014. The company is wholly owned subsidiary of Richmond Housing Partnership Limited (RHP).

 

Business review and principal activity

 

The Company's principal activity is to provide finance for the growth and development activities of RHP and its subsidiaries.

 

On 5 February 2015, the Company issued a fixed rate secured bond, denominated in Sterling and maturing 5 February 2048 ("2048 Bond"), of £175m to the Debt Capital Markets paying a fixed coupon of 3.25% payable in bi-annual instalments.

 

Of the £175m raised, £140m was issued to external investors realising proceeds of £138.6m. The entire proceeds were then lent to RHP under a loan agreement whose terms mirror those of the bond. The remaining £35m is available to be issued by the company.

 

The Bond Loan Agreement contains a provision for the Company to recover from RHP the difference between the interest payable to 2048 Bond investors and the interest receivable from amounts on-lent to RHP under the bond loan agreement, investment income accrued from permitted investments and bank deposits.

 

The Company has not carried on any business or activities other than that which is incidental to the financing of RHP since incorporation.

 

Principal risks and uncertainties

 

The principal risk facing the Company is the inability to meet its obligations in respect of the 2048 Bond Trust Deed.

 

Various security and contractual arrangements, as described in note 11 to these financial statements, are in place to mitigate these risks.

 

The risks facing the RHP Group could also have a material effect on the performance of RHP Finance PLC.  These include:

 

·    the risk that the operating surplus of RHP does not perform in line with its business plan, and

·    the risk that the loan covenants are breached.

 

Management of these risks is controlled by:

 

·    Monitoring the operating surplus of RHP and how they have performed against the business plan.

·    Regular review of factors that may impact operating surplus (es) and taking corrective action to ensure there is no impact on covenants.

·    Monitoring the covenants.

STRATEGIC REPORT (continued)

 

Further analysis of the key strategic risks faced by RHP and associated risk mitigations are provided in the RHP Group financial statements.

 

Interest risk

 

RHP Finance plc borrows funds on a fixed rate basis from the capital markets and then on lends to RHP at the same rate.  The company therefore bears no interest rate risk other than the credit risk of RHP as discussed above. 

 

Financial risk management objectives

 

The Directors' approach to financial risk management objectives and exposures have been set out in Note 10 of these financial statements.

 

The Company is primarily a conduit for accessing the Debt Capital Markets therefore the Board of Directors monitor the availability of cash flows to and from RHP as the financial key performance indicators.

 

During the financial period all cash flow was readily available to and from RHP and therefore met this objective.

 

Compliance

 

The Board of Directors ensure that the Company fulfils its obligations under the Bond Trust Deed which in turn ensures it is compliant with Listing Regulations and under the Bond Loan Agreement its commitments to Bond investors.

 

 

 

This report was approved by the Board on 11 July 2019 and signed on its behalf by

 

 

 

 

 

John Newbury

Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS

 

Results and dividends

 

The profit for the period amounted to £nil (2018: nil).

 

The Directors do not recommend payment of a dividend in respect of the period ending 31 March 2019 (2018: nil).

 

Future developments

 

The Directors do not anticipate any change in the Company's principal activity.

 

Directors and their interests

 

The Directors of the Company who held office during the period are as follows:

 

Corinna Bishopp

David Done OBE

John Newbury

Stephen Speak

 

In accordance with the Company's Articles of Association, none of its Directors are required to retire. None of the Directors who held office at the beginning or end of the period had any interest in the shares of the Company.

 

Statement of Directors' responsibilities

 

The Directors are responsible for preparing the Strategic Report and Directors' Report and the Financial Statements in accordance with applicable law and regulations.

 

Company law requires the Directors to prepare Financial Statements for each financial year. Under that law the Directors have elected to prepare the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and United Kingdom Accounting Standards (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice), including Financial Reporting Standard 102 'The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland'.

 

Under Company law, the Directors must not approve the financial statements unless satisfied that they give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company and of the profit or loss of the Company for that period. In preparing these financial statements, the Directors are required to:

 

·   Select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently;

·   Make judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent;

·   State whether applicable UK Accounting Standards and have been followed, subject to any material departures disclosed and explained in the financial statements; and

·   Prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the company will continue in business.

 

The Directors are responsible for keeping adequate accounting records that are sufficient to show and explain the Company's transactions and disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the Company and enable them to ensure that the financial

REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS (continued)

 

statements comply with the Companies Act 2006. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the Company and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.

 

The Directors confirm that so far as each of the Directors is aware:

 

·   The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with UK Generally Accepted Accountancy Practice and give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the company;

·   The financial statements and annual report includes a fair review of the development and performance of the business and the financial position of the Company, together with a description of the principal risks and uncertainties it faces.

·   there is no relevant audit information of which the Company's Auditor is unaware; and;

·   they have taken all steps that they ought to have taken as Directors in order to make themselves aware of any relevant audit information and to establish that the Auditors are aware of that information.

 

The names of all of the Directors are stated on page 2.

 

Going Concern

 

The company's business activities, its principal risks and uncertainties and factors likely to affect its future position are set out within the Strategic Report.  There are no material uncertainties.

 

Corporate governance and audit committee

 

Due to the Company's limited scope and nature of its activities, the Company's Board is itself responsible for all aspects of the Company's corporate governance. The Company does not, therefore, have a separate audit committee.

 

 

Signed on behalf of the Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Newbury

Director

 

11 July 2019

 

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF RHP FINANCE PLC

 

Opinion

 

We have audited the financial statements of RHP Finance PLC (the 'company') for the year ended 31 March 2019, which comprise the statement of comprehensive income, statement of financial position and notes to the financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies.

The financial reporting framework that has been applied in the preparation of the company financial statements is applicable law and United Kingdom Accounting Standards, including Financial Reporting Standard 102 The Financial Reporting Standard in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice).

In our opinion:

•     the financial statements give a true and fair view of the state of the company's affairs as at 31 March 2019 and of the result for the year then ended;

•     the company financial statements have been properly prepared in accordance with United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice; and

•     the financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006.

 

Basis for opinion

 

We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK) (ISAs (UK)) and applicable law. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements section of our report. We are independent of the company in accordance with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements in the UK, including the FRC's Ethical Standard as applied to listed and public interest entities, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

 

Conclusions relating to going concern

 

We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters in relation to which the ISAs (UK) require us to report to you where:

•     the directors' use of the going concern basis of accounting in the preparation of the financial statements is not appropriate; or

•     the directors have not disclosed in the financial statements any identified material uncertainties that may cast significant doubt about the company's ability to continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting for a period of at least twelve months from the date when the financial statements are authorised for issue.

 

Key audit matters

 

Key audit matters are those matters that, in our professional judgment, were of most significance in our audit of the financial statements of the current period and include the most significant assessed risks of material misstatement (whether or not due to fraud) we identified, including those which had the greatest effect on: the overall audit strategy, the allocation of resources in the audit; and directing the efforts of the engagement team. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a whole, and in forming our opinion thereon, and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters.

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF RHP FINANCE PLC (continued)

 

Due to the nature of the entity and its activities, no key audit matters were identified.

 

Our application of materiality

 

We apply the concept of materiality both in planning and performing our audit, and in evaluating the effect of misstatements. We consider materiality to be the magnitude by which misstatements, including omissions, could influence the economic decisions of reasonable users that are taken on the basis of the financial statements. Importantly, misstatements below these levels will not necessarily be evaluated as immaterial as we also take into account of the nature of identified misstatements, and the particular circumstances of their occurrence, when evaluating their effect on the financial statements as a whole.

We determined materiality to be £45,000 (2018 - £69,000) which represents 1.0% revenue (2018 - 1.5% of revenue).

We used revenue as our chosen benchmark to determine materiality as the entity on lends funds raised in the capital markets to group companies and therefore the revenue generated from these activities is the area that will have greatest impact on decisions made by users of the accounts.

Performance materiality is the application of materiality at the individual account or balance level set at an amount to reduce to an appropriately low level the probability that the aggregate of uncorrected and undetected misstatements exceeds materiality for the financial statements as a whole. Performance materiality was set at 75% (2018 - 75%) of materiality or specific materiality depending on the financial statement area being audited. In setting the level of performance materiality. We considered a number of factors including the expected total value of known and likely misstatements (based on past experience and other factors) and management's attitude towards proposed adjustments.

We agreed with the Audit Committee that misstatements in excess of £1,000 (2018 - £1,000), which are identified during the audit, would be reported to them, as well as smaller misstatements that in our view must be reported on qualitative grounds

 

An overview of the scope of our audit

 

We tailored the scope of our audit to ensure that we performed enough work to be able to give an opinion on the financial statements as a whole, taking into account the accounting processes and controls, the complexity of operations and the degree of estimation and judgement in the financial results.

 

Extent to which the audit is capable of detecting irregularities, including fraud

 

The extent to which the audit is capable of detecting irregularities is affected by the inherent difficulty in detecting irregularities, the effectiveness of the entity's controls, and the nature, timing and extent of the audit procedures performed. Irregularities that result from fraud usually are inherently more difficult to detect than irregularities that result from error.

As part of the audit we gained an understanding of the legal and regulatory framework applicable to the Company and the industry in which it operates, and considered the risk of acts by the Company that were contrary to applicable laws and regulations, including fraud.  We considered the Company's compliance with laws and regulations that have a direct impact on the financial statements such as the Companies Act 2006 and other laws and regulations application to a limited company in England.

 

 

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF RHP FINANCE PLC (continued)

 

We designed audit procedures to respond to the risk, recognising that the risk of not detecting a material misstatement due to fraud is higher than the risk of not detecting one

resulting from error, as fraud may involve deliberate concealment by, for example, forgery or intentional misrepresentations, or through collusion.

Our tests included agreeing the financial statement disclosures to underlying supporting documentation, enquiries of the board and of management and enquiries of third parties, where information from that third party has been used by the Company in the preparation of the financial statements.

There are inherent limitations in the audit procedures described above and where non-compliance with laws and regulations is removed from the events and transactions reflected in the financial statements we are less likely to become aware of it. We also addressed the risk of management override of internal controls, including testing journals and evaluating whether there was evidence of bias by the Board that represented a risk of material misstatement due to fraud.

 

Other information

 

The directors are responsible for the other information. The other information comprises the information included in the Annual Report and Financial Statements, other than the financial statements and our auditor's report thereon. Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and, except to the extent otherwise explicitly stated in our report, we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

In connection with our audit of the financial statements, our responsibility is to read the other information and, in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If we identify such material inconsistencies or apparent material misstatements, we are required to determine whether there is a material misstatement in the financial statements or a material misstatement of the other information. If, based on the work we have performed, we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information, we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in this regard.

 

Opinions on other matters prescribed by the Companies Act 2006

 

In our opinion, based on the work undertaken in the course of the audit:

•     the information given in the strategic report and the report of the directors for the financial year for which the financial statements are prepared is consistent with the financial statements; and

•     the strategic report and the report of the directors have been prepared in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

 

Matters on which we are required to report by exception

 

In the light of the knowledge and understanding of the parent company and its environment obtained in the course of the audit, we have not identified material misstatements in the strategic report or the report of the directors.

We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters in relation to which the Companies Act 2006 requires us to report to you if, in our opinion:

 

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF RHP FINANCE PLC (continued)

 

•     adequate accounting records have not been kept, or returns adequate for our audit have not been received from branches not visited by us; or

•     the financial statements are not in agreement with the accounting records and returns; or

•     certain disclosures of directors' remuneration specified by law are not made; or

•     we have not received all the information and explanations we require for our audit.

 

Responsibilities of directors

 

As explained more fully in the directors' responsibilities statement set out on page 5, the directors are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements and for being satisfied that they give a true and fair view, and for such internal control as the directors determine is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

In preparing the financial statements, the directors are responsible for assessing the company's ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless the directors either intend to liquidate the group or the parent company or to cease operations, or have no realistic alternative but to do so.

 

Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements

 

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with ISAs (UK) will always detect a material misstatement when it exists.

Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these financial statements.

A further description of our responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements is located on the Financial Reporting Council's website at: www.frc.org.uk/auditorsresponsibilities. This description forms part of our auditor's report.

 

Other matters on which we are required to report

 

We were appointed by the directors on 16 March 2017 to audit the financial statements for the year ending 31 March 2017 and subsequent financial periods. The period of total uninterrupted engagement is 3 years, covering the years ending 31 March 2017 to 31 March 2019.

The non-audit services prohibited by the FRC's Ethical Standard were not provided to the company and we remain independent of the company in conducting our audit.

Our audit opinion is consistent with the additional report to the directors.

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF RHP FINANCE PLC (continued)

 

Use of our report

 

This report is made solely to the company's members, as a body, in accordance with Chapter 3 of Part 16 of the Companies Act 2006.  Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the company's members those matters we are required to state to them in an auditor's

report and for no other purpose.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the company and the company's members as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Kulczycki, Senior Statutory Auditor

For and on behalf of BDO LLP, Statutory Auditor

Gatwick

United Kingdom

 

 

 

Date:

 

BDO LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC305127).

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF INCOME

 

 

 

2019   

 

2018

 

Notes

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

3

4,619

 

4,619

Interest payable and similar charges

4

(4,619)

 

(4,619)

 

 

 

 

 

Profit on ordinary activities before taxation

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation

5

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

Profit after taxation and total comprehensive income for the year

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above relates wholly to continuing operations.

 

The notes on pages 14 to 22 form part of these financial statements.

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

 

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

Notes

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed asset investment

6

138,021

 

137,952

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Debtors - amount falling due within one year

7

686

 

686

Cash at bank and in hand

 

13

 

13

 

 

699

 

699

 

 

 

 

 

Creditors - amounts falling due within one year

8

(686)

 

(686)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets less current liabilities

 

138,034

 

137,965

 

 

 

 

 

Creditors - amounts falling due after more than one year

9

(138,021)

 

(137,952)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Called-up share capital

12

13

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total shareholder's funds

 

13

 

13

 

 

The notes on pages 14 to 22 form part of these financial statements.

 

These financial statements were approved and authorised by the Directors for issue on 11 July 2019.

 

Signed on behalf of the Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

……………………………..

John Newbury

Director

 

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1.           Principal Accounting Policies

 

Company information

 

RHP Finance Plc is a public limited company, limited by shares and incorporated in England and Wales under the Companies Act.  Its registered office is 8 Waldegrave Road, Teddington, London TW11 8GT.

 

Basis of preparation

 

The financial statements are prepared on the going concern basis, under the historic cost convention and in accordance with the Companies Act 2006 and Financial Reporting Standard 102 "The Financial Reporting Standard" applicable in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Accounting standards (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice).

 

The triennial review of FRS102 was completed by the FRC in June 2018 and is effective for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019 with the option to early adopt the changes. The Company has adopted these changes in FRS102 one year earlier than required and reflects these changes in these 2018/19 financial statements. The Company considers that there are no adjustments arising from this early adoption.

 

The financial statements are presented in Sterling rounded to the nearest thousand.

 

The individual accounts of RHP Finance plc have also adopted the following disclosure exemptions:

 

·    The requirement to present a statement of cash flows and related notes.

 

Revenue

 

The revenue shown in the statement of comprehensive income represents interest receivable on the loan to RHP, plus amounts invoiced to cover the administrative expenses incurred during the period.  Also included is any amortisation of bond issue costs due from RHP.  Interest receivable is recognised on an accruals basis.  All revenue comes from group entities. 

 

Taxation

 

The charge for taxation is based on the profit or loss for the financial year.  The current tax charge is based on the taxable profit for the year.  Taxable profit differs from net profit as reported in the statement of comprehensive income because it excludes items of income or expense that are taxable or deductible in other years and it further excludes items that are never taxable or deductible.  The company's liability for current tax is calculated using tax rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the year end date.

 

Financial assets

 

Financial assets are recognised when the Company becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instrument.  Amounts classed by the Company as financial assets are loans and receivables and cash.

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

 

When financial assets are initially recognised, they are measured at the transaction price including transaction costs. 

 

Subsequent measurement is measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method.

 

Financial liabilities

 

Financial liabilities are obligations to pay cash or other financial assets and are recognised when the Company becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instrument.

 

When financial liabilities are initially recognised, they are measured at the transaction price including transaction costs. 

 

Subsequent measurement is measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method.

 

Effective interest rate

 

The effective interest rate method is a method of calculating the amortised cost of a financial asset or liability and allocating interest income or expense over the relevant period.  The effective interest rate is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash flows through the expected life of the financial asset or liability or, where appropriate, a shorter period to the net carrying amount on initial recognition.

 

The effective interest rate is applied to the net proceeds of the bond (proceeds net of bond discount and issue costs) and the amortisation will be charged as interest to the statement of comprehensive income on an annual basis.

 

Loans and Other Financial Instruments

 

Loans and other financial instruments are stated in the balance sheet at the amount of the gross proceeds, less the initial cost of raising the finance, which is amortised over the period of the loan using the effective interest rate.

Where loans and other financial instruments are redeemed during the year, any redemption penalty is recognised in the income and expenditure account of the year in which redemption takes place.


Financial assets and liabilities are recognised when the Group becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the financial instrument and are measured initially at fair value adjusted by transaction costs.

 

                Issue costs and discount on the issue of the bond are recognised in the profit and loss over the life of the bond using the effective interest rate method.

 

Intercompany debtors are classified as loan receivables. Loan receivables are measured subsequent to initial recognition at amortised cost, discounted at a rate equal to the original effective rate, less provision for impairment. Any change in their value through impairment or reversal of impairment is recognised in the profit and loss account.

 

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

 

Provision against intercompany debtors is made when there is objective evidence that the Company will not be able to collect all amounts due to it in accordance with the original terms of those receivables. The amount of the write-down is determined as the difference between the asset's carrying amount and the present value of estimated future cash flows discounted at the original effective rate. An assessment for impairment is undertaken at least at each balance sheet date.

 

Significant judgements and estimates

 

Preparation of the financial statements requires management to make significant judgements and estimates. The items in the financial statements where these judgments and estimates have been made include:

 

The bond and the intercompany debtor are classified as basic financial instruments as per section 11 Financial Reporting Standard 102 "The Financial Reporting Standard" applicable in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Accounting standards (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice).

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

 

2.           Administrative Expenses

 

None of the Directors received any remuneration as Directors from the Company during the period. The Company has no directly employed personnel.  Remuneration paid to RHP's Executive Group officers is disclosed in the RHP Group financial statements.

 

Audit fees of £7k and other administrative expenses are borne by RHP, the immediate and ultimate parent undertaking.

 

3.           Interest receivable and similar income

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

Interest receivable from RHP

4,619

 

4,619

 

4.           Interest payable and similar charges

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

Interest payable on the 2048 Bond

4,619

 

4,619

 

5.           Taxation

 

The results for the period do not give rise to a tax charge.

 

6.           Fixed asset investment

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

Amounts owed by RHP through intercompany account

138,021

 

137,952

 

On 5 February 2014, the Company issued a fixed rate secured bond, denominated in Sterling, maturing 5 February 2048 ("2048 Bond") of £175m to the Debt Capital Markets paying a fixed coupon bi-annually of 3.25%. 

 

Of the £175m raised, £140m was issued to external investors, realising proceeds of £138.6m. The remaining £35m is available to be issued by the company. The entire proceeds were on-lent to RHP under the Bond Loan Agreement, whose terms mirror those of the bond. The £140m above reflects the premium on issue and the premium will be amortised over the life of the bond.

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

 

6.           Fixed asset investment (continued)

 

Loans to RHP are considered to be fixed asset investments as they are intended for use on a continuing basis in the Company's activities. The Directors consider such loans to be held for the long term over the life of the related debt.

 

The amounts stated above are all due in more than one year (refer to Note 7 for amounts due within one year).

 

7.           Debtors - amount falling due within one year

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

Amounts owed by RHP through intercompany account

686

 

686

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

686

 

686

 

The figure above represents 55 days of accrued interest to 31 March 2019.

              

8.           Creditors - amount falling due within one year

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

Amounts due to 2048 Bond investors

686

 

686

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

686

 

686

 

The figure above represents 55 days of accrued interest to 31 March 2019.

 

9.           Creditors - amounts falling due after more than one year

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

Amounts due to 2048 Bond investors

138,021

 

137,952

 

The above includes the premium on issue; the nominal value is £140m.   

 

Under the terms of the Bond Loan Agreement RHP is committed to repay the 2048 Bond in full by maturity date in 10 bi-annual instalments starting on the 28th anniversary of the Bond to enable the Company to reimburse the bond holders.

 

All amounts are due for repayment in more than 5 years.

 

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

 

10.         Financial instruments

 

The Company's financial instruments are summarised as follows:

 

 

2019

 

2018

Financial assets:

classed as loans and receivables (amortised cost)

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

Loans to ultimate parent undertaking

138,021

 

137,952

Debtors

686

 

686

Cash and cash equivalents

13

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

138,720

 

138,651

 

 

2019

 

2018

Financial liabilities:

classed as basic financial liabilities (amortised cost)

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

Other creditors (accrued 2048 bond coupon - see Note 6)

138,021

 

137,952

Other liabilities

686

 

686

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

138,707

 

138,638

 

The Company's financial instruments comprise borrowings and loans receivable. The sole purpose of these financial instruments is to raise finance for the growth and development activities of RHP and its subsidiaries.

 

The Company does not actively engage in the trading of financial assets for speculative purposes. The Company has not entered into any derivative contracts.

 

The most significant financial risks to which the Company is exposed are credit risk and liquidity risk. The Board's policy for managing the risks is summarised below:

 

Credit risk

 

The Company is dependent on receipt of funds from RHP in order to meet its contractual obligations under the Bond Loan Agreement in relation to the 2048 Bond. The credit risk is that RHP, as the main counterparty, fails to reimburse the Company. The Directors consider the credit risk to be very low owing to the fact that RHP is a strong business, with a strong asset base.

 

The credit risk for bank deposits and money market funds is considered low, since the counterparties are reputable banks with high quality external credit ratings.

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

 

10.         Financial instruments (continued)

 

The maximum credit risk currently faced by the Company is £140m being the total amount of funds raised from external investors by the 2048 Bond issuance, and on lent to RHP.

 

No impairment loss has been recorded in relation to the fixed asset investment.

 

Liquidity risk

 

Liquidity risk is the risk that the Group might be unable to meet its obligations. Expected cash flows from financial assets, in particular its cash resources and trade receivables, are used by the Directors in assessing and managing liquidity risk.   The Group has in place a number of risk mitigation activities. The risk is managed via the Bond Loan Agreement into which the Company has entered with RHP. 

 

The capital and repayment profile of the Company's gross undiscounted liabilities is as follows:

 

 

On demand

Less than 12 months

1 to 5 years

More than 5 years

Total

          

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

2019

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts due to 2048 Bond investors

-

4,619

18,474

250,152

273,245

Amounts due to RHP

13

-

-

-

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

4,619

18,474

250,152

273,258

 

 

Amounts due to 2048 Bond Investors reflects the gross payments due on the amount of 2048 Bond that was issued to external investors.

 

Interest rate risk

 

The Company has no exposure to interest rate risk as all amounts owed to external 2048 Bond investors are at a fixed rate of interest as are the interest receivable amount due from RHP on amounts lent under the Bond Loan Agreement.

 

There are no other interest-bearing assets or liabilities.

 

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

 

10.         Financial instruments (continued)

 

The interest rate profile of the Company's financial liabilities is as follows:

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

Fixed rate borrowings

138,021

 

137,952

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

138,021

 

137,952

 

The 2048 Bond pays a fixed coupon of 3.25%.  Only £140m of the £175m 2048 Bond has been issued.

 

Foreign currency risk

 

The Company has no foreign currency transactions. All of the Company's borrowings and coupon payments are denominated in Sterling.

 

11.         Capital risk management

 

The Company's objective when managing capital is to safeguard its ability to continue as a going concern in order to provide returns for the 2048 Bond investors and benefits for other stakeholders. The risk of interruption of cash inflows to the Company (which are required to service and repay the debt) is low owing to these ultimately being receivable from RHP which receives a significant proportion of its rents from the public sector.

 

In order to maintain or adjust the capital structure, the Company may issue new shares, or sell assets to reduce debt.

 

The Group monitors capital on the basis of the carrying amount of equity, fixed asset investment plus its cash and cash equivalents as presented on the face of the balance sheet. Capital for the reporting period under review is summarised as follows:

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

Financial assets:

classed as loans and receivables (amortised cost)

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

Fixed asset investment

138,021

 

137,952

Cash and cash equivalents

13

 

13

Equity

13

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Capital

138,047

 

137,978

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

 

11.         Capital risk management (continued)

 

The Company has honoured all its covenant obligations since the 2048 Bond issuance to the Debt Capital Markets on 5 February 2015.  The Company's covenants are outlined in the Bond Loan Agreement and relate to the permitted business activities of the Company and asset cover.

 

Failure to comply with any covenant would lead to a default and security for the loan becoming immediately enforceable and the bond becoming immediately due and repayable.

 

The Company has complied with all externally imposed capital requirements during the year.

 

12.         Called up share capital

              

 

2019

 

2018

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

Authorised

 

 

 

50,000 ordinary shares of £1 each

50

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allocated, issued and paid

 

 

 

50,000 ordinary shares of £1 part paid £0.25

13

 

13

 

 

Upon incorporation, the Company issued 50,000 £1 shares to provide working capital to establish the business.  All shares rank pari passu in all regards.

 

13.         Related party transactions

 

The company takes advantage of FRS 102 section 33.  "Related Party Disclosures" exemption permitting it not to disclose transactions with Group undertakings where 100% of the voting rights are controlled within the group and consolidated group accounts are prepared.

 

14.         Ultimate parent undertaking

 

RHP Finance PLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of RHP, which is the ultimate parent and ultimate controlling entity.  RHP is the largest entity in the group that produces consolidated financial statements. RHP is a registered public benefit entity formed under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. Consolidated financial statements of RHP can be obtained from the Company Secretary at 8 Waldegrave Road, Teddington, London, TW11 8GT.

 

 

 

              

 


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