Accounting Policies

Financial assets and financial liabilities are recognised on the Balance Sheet when the Company becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instrument. The Company classifies its financial instruments into available-for-sale, loans and receivables, and other financial liabilities at amortised cost.

The classification depends on the purpose for which the financial assets and liabilities were acquired. Management determine the classification of their financial instruments at initial recognition or in certain circumstances on modification.

Offsetting Financial Instruments

Financial assets and liabilities are offset and the net amount reported in the Balance Sheet when there is a legally enforceable right to offset the recognised amounts and there is an intention to settle on a net basis, or realise the asset and settle the liability simultaneously.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

Set out below is a comparison by category of carrying values and fair values of all financial instruments that are included in the financial statements. The fair values of financial assets and liabilities are based on prices available from the market on which the instruments are traded where available. The fair values of cash and cash equivalents, receivables and payables are assumed to approximate to their carrying values but for completeness are included in the analysis below.

27 November 201629 November 2015
NotesCarrying Value
£'000
Fair Value
£'000
Carrying Value
£'000
Fair Value
£'000
Financial Assets
Investments3.1505.6505.6498.5498.5
Cash and cash equivalents3.414.614.618.918.9
Other receivables3.3244.0244.0240.4240.4
Total financial assets764.2764.2757.8757.8
Financial Liabilities
Trade and other payables3.5(0.3)(0.3)(0.2)(0.2)
Total financial liabilities(0.3)(0.3)(0.2)(0.2)
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