2. International Accounting Standards

(1) For the purpose of section 446(1) of the Regulations, "international accounting standards" shall mean International Accounting Standards (IAS), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and related Interpretations (SIC-IFRIC interpretations), subsequent amendments to those standards and related interpretations, and future standards and related interpretations issued or adopted by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), save to the extent that the Board issues rules ordering or approving derogations from such standards or interpretations.
(2) Nothing in these Rules shall prevent the Board from prescribing other accounting standards which may be adopted for the purpose of preparing group accounts or individual accounts.