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Annual Report & Accounts 2015 - NOTES
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1.14 financial income Financial income is interest income recognised in the income statement as it accrues, using the effective interest method. 1.15 tax the tax currently payable is based on taxable profit for the year. taxable profit differs from profit as reported in the consolidated income statement 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. deferred tax is generally provided on the difference between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax bases, calculated using the liability method on temporary differences. however, deferred tax is neither provided on the initial recognition of goodwill, nor on the initial recognition of an asset or liability unless the related transaction is a business combination or affects tax or accounting profit. deferred tax on temporary differences associated with investments in subsidiaries is not provided if reversal of these temporary differences can be controlled by the Group and it is probable that reversal will not occur in the foreseeable future. in addition, tax losses available to be carried forward as well as other income tax credits to the Group are assessed for recognition as deferred tax assets. deferred tax liabilities are provided in full, with no discounting. deferred tax assets are recognised to the extent that it is probable that the underlying deductible temporary differences will be able to be offset against future taxable income. Current and deferred tax assets and liabilities are calculated at tax rates that are expected to apply to their respective period of realisation, provided they are enacted or substantively enacted at the reporting date. Changes in deferred tax assets or liabilities are recognised as a component of tax expense in the income statement, except where they relate to items that are charged or credited directly to other comprehensive income or equity in which case the related deferred tax is also charged or credited directly to other comprehensive income or equity as appropriate. 1.16 segment reporting the Board has reviewed and confirmed the Group's reportable segments in line with the requirements of iFRs 8 'operating segments'. the segments disclosed below are aligned with the reports the Group's Chief executive reviewed during 2015 to make strategic decisions. sports: being the gains and losses in respect of bets placed on sporting events in the year Gaming: being the net win in respect of bets placed on casino, poker, bingo that have concluded in the year, along with deposit charges debited to customer accounts. Variable costs and corporate overheads which are not directly attributable to the business activities of any operating segment are not allocated to a segment. these are not reviewed by the Chief executive on a segment basis and accordingly the analysis by segment is for revenue only. in addition, the statement of Financial Position is not reviewed on a segment basis. the Board will review the Group's reportable segments during 2016, in light of the acquisition of bwin.party in February 2016. 1.17 financial instruments Financial assets and financial liabilities are recognised when a Group entity becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instruments. Financial assets and financial liabilities are initially measured at fair value. transaction costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition or issue of financial assets and financial liabilities (other than financial assets and financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss) are added to or deducted from the fair value of the financial assets or financial liabilities, as appropriate, on initial recognition. transaction costs directly attributable to the acquisition of financial assets or financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss are recognised immediately in profit or loss. 1.17.1 Non-derivative Financial instruments Non-derivative financial instruments comprise trade and other receivables including balances with payment processors, cash and cash equivalents, loans and borrowings, and trade and other payables. subsequent to initial recognition, non-derivative financial instruments are measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method. Provisions for impairment are made against financial assets if considered appropriate and any impairment is recognised in profit or loss. the liability for inactive customer balances is derecognised when the obligation is extinguished with reference to player terms and conditions. GVC HOLDINGS PLC ANNUAL REPORT 2015 59 notes to the consolidated financial statements