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Bluejay Mining PLC Final Results and Notice of AGM

21/05/2020 7:00am

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Bluejay Mining PLC

21 May 2020

Bluejay Mining plc / EPIC: JAY / Market: AIM / Sector: Mining

21 May 2020

Bluejay Mining plc ('Bluejay' or the 'Company')

Final Results and Notice of AGM

Bluejay Mining plc, an AIM and FSE listed company with projects in Greenland and Finland, is pleased to announce its final results for the year ended 31 December 2019. The Company also gives notice that its Annual General Meeting ('AGM') will be held on 18 June 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Company's registered office, 7-9 Swallow Street, London, W1B 7DE. Dial-in-details to enable shareholders to attend the AGM remotely are included in the Notice of AGM, copies of which, together with the Form of Proxy and Annual Report will be posted to shareholders tomorrow and available to view on the Company's website shortly.

Highlights:

-- Focussed on commencing near-term production at the world class Dundas Ilmenite Project in Greenland

o Working agreement with Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium Canada Inc. ongoing with smelter testing due 2021

o Confidential MOU signed with multinational trading firm in the titanium feedstock market with possible project financing

o Mining Licence application currently entering the Public Consultation phase with EIA and SIA both confirmed compliant

-- Expanded the Disko-Nuussuaq Magmatic Massive Sulphide nickel-copper-platinum-cobalt project in Greenland as a result of confidence in the discovery potential

o Encouraging results support the presence of a nickel-copper bearing mineralisation

-- Increased the Kangerluarsuk Sed-Ex lead-zinc-silver project area by more than five-fold to 692km(2)

o Mapping suggests known zinc, lead, silver and copper occurrences could be up to 40m thick

-- 2020 exploration and maiden drill programme planned at Disko and Kangerluarsuk postponed in light of COVID-19 but desktop studies to refine drill targets are progressing

-- Acquired two new exploration licences in south Greenland, together the Thunderstone Project, making Bluejay the largest operational landowner in Greenland

-- Successful fundraising of GBP11.5m at 10p per share included institutional support from German, Danish, UK and Irish investors and investment from the Greenlandic and Danish Government investment funds

   --    Cost Savings Initiatives 

o Implemented a cost saving programme in April 2020 to reduce corporate overheads and ensure company longevity as a result of COVID-19

o Greenlandic authorities have waived the Exploration Licence commitments for 2020 further alleviating corporate overheads

Chairman's Statement

In light of these unprecedented times and the subsequent challenging economic climate, I would like to begin my report by sending my well wishes to all and thanking the entire Bluejay Mining plc ('Bluejay' or the 'Group') team for remaining as focused as ever. Bluejay continues to be steadfast in holding a world class strategic portfolio of value accretive assets and I am pleased to say that the breadth and potential of our portfolio is considerable; from our emergent grassroots operations in Greenland and Finland, all the way through to our more established, near term target production assets in Greenland that include the world's highest grade ilmenite sand project. We have built a portfolio that spans the full value chain and offers shareholders significant uplift potential.

To deliver on this potential, Bluejay's primary focus is commencing production at our flagship asset, the Dundas Ilmenite Project, which currently possesses a JORC compliant Mineral Resource of 117Mt at 6.1% ilmenite in situ. For Bluejay and our stakeholders worldwide, Dundas represents significant near-term value potential thanks to the incredibly high grades of ilmenite in-situ and the sheer size of the deposit. As a result, we have been able to secure a number of highly strategic commercial agreements with significant industry leaders; our ongoing working agreement with Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium Canada Inc. ('RTIT') has enabled us to complete our first major bulk sample export for processing in Quebec, Canada, and a confidential MOU with a multinational trading firm in the global titanium feedstock market with offtake potential for up to 200tkpa ilmenite and possible project financing, creates significant opportunity. Alongside this, we continue to engage with a number of other leading industry players with a view to securing additional commercial offtake agreements.

The bulk sample for RTIT was produced at our pilot plant in Quebec, which commenced operation in February 2020 and had been running at full capacity for several weeks until COVID-19 outbreak. Whilst the plant is now on care and maintenance in line with the Quebec's government guidance that all non-essential businesses should close, we are poised to recommence activity once it is safe and sensible to do so and we look forward to RTIT smelter testing the sample in 2021, which will be a key milestone for finalising our future engagement with them.

Whilst we are in a fortunate position that we have a provisional licence that enables us to ship the requisite material for the RTIT bulk sample, a key point in any project's commercialisation is its licencing. Over the past year great progress has been made regarding the Exploitation Licence; we have successfully submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment and Social Impact Assessment, both of which have been confirmed compliant for the Public Consultation phase, which are currently being completed. We remain confident that the fantastic support Dundas' has consistently received from the local communities and authorities will enable us to conclude the Public Consultation swiftly, as we now work closely with the government to finalise a way in which to satisfy this licencing requirement whilst adhering to COVID-19 restrictions.

Whilst Bluejay's operational focus remains concentrated on the continued de-risking and development of Dundas into a commercially viable operation, our other promising Greenlandic assets remain at the forefront of future development plans. Earlier in 2019 the team turned its attention to expanding the Disko-Nuussuaq ('Disko') Magmatic Massive Sulphide nickel-copper-platinum-cobalt project in Greenland, a vast, highly prospective and strategically located project with proven potential to host similar mineralisation to the world's most sizeable nickel-copper sulphide mine, Norilsk-Talnakh, in Siberia. Large scale systematic sampling surveys were undertaken during the period which returned encouraging results supporting the presence of a nickel-copper bearing mineralisation, thus paving the way for further refining of drill site targets over the licence area. Testament to our confidence in the discovery potential of Disko, we extended the licence in February 2020 by 76 km(2) to 2,897 km(2) , which was also paired with acquiring a new licence holding over the area.

Unfortunately, the planned 2020 advanced exploration and maiden drilling campaign scheduled at Disko and simultaneously at our Kangerluarsuk Sed-Ex lead-zinc-silver project ('Kangerluarsuk') in southwest Greenland has been postponed as a result of COVID-19. However, extensive desktop analysis to define drill targets and assess future opportunities for these programmes has been completed during the lockdown period, enabling the team to hit the ground running should restrictions be lifted early enough to recommence operations this 2020 field season. At Kangerluarsuk, drilling will target known zinc, lead, silver and copper occurrences that have correlations with the neighbouring former Black Angel zinc-lead-silver mine. Mapping suggests these occurrences could be up to 40m thick and as a result of our confidence in the licence's prospectivity, post-period-end in January 2020 we increased the project area by more than five-fold to 692km(2) .

These licence expansions together with a purchase in the second quarter of this year of two new exploration licences in south Greenland focussing on base metals and gold, known as the Thunderstone Project ('Thunderstone') totalling 2,025km(2) resulted in Bluejay becoming the single largest operational landholder in Greenland. This prestigious position underpins our confidence in the quality and discovery potential together with the overall commitment Bluejay has to the region.

Crucially, it is not just Bluejay that has such strong confidence in the value potential of Greenland. In November 2019, the Company was delighted to raise GBP11.5m at 10p per share. This was a significant achievement, in challenging markets. We were able to attract institutional support from German, Danish, UK and Irish investors while also securing investment from Greenlandic and Danish Government investment funds, thus demonstrating a solid endorsement of Bluejay's in-country activities. More recently an equal portion from both of the Danish and Greenlandic holdings was transferred to SISA, the Greenlandic Pension Fund, resulting in all three entities holding equal thirds.

To maximise these funds and ensure the longevity of our company given the current COVID-19 backdrop we implemented a cost saving programme in April 2020 to reduce corporate overheads. For this I would like to give my thanks to the entire Bluejay team for supporting our company in this endeavour by agreeing to a 30% reduction in all staff pay, including directors. I would also like to give my thanks and commend the Greenlandic authorities for the support they have shown Greenland's mining industry by waiving Exploration Licence commitments for 2020, thereby removing the associated financial responsibilities. This responsible approach is testament to the quality of the jurisdiction in which we operate.

The team is also pleased to maintain a portfolio of Finnish assets; the Hammaslahti copper-zinc-gold-silver project, the Enonkoski nickel-copper-cobalt-PGM project and the Outokumpu copper-nickel-cobalt-cold project. This portfolio continues to be cost-sustainable whilst we determine the best plan for future development.

Outlook

Bluejay's investment model is based on five key sources of value - high grade, scalable deposits, low capex, simple processing routes and a supportive jurisdiction. Using our strategy of 'discover, develop and deliver', the team endeavours to ensure that we recognise and capitalise upon these signature features across all of our projects to maximise value creation. In the course of this year we have firmly followed this approach, increasing our land holding to encompass assets that meet our stringent investment criteria, and implementing targeted development campaigns to advance our portfolio and realise value.

Our most advanced asset and with an internationally renowned status, Dundas, hosts a vast deposit that is proven to be the highest grade globally and requires a simple mining operation with minimal processing. Furthermore, Bluejay has experienced strong demand for its end product, where the export markets and routes are well established. The next major hurdle is to secure the requisite Exploitation Licence and given the incredibly strong support that Bluejay and the project has consistently received from both the government and local community, we remain positive that this is a near term deliverable.

To this end I am grateful to all of the communities in which we operate, our strategic partners, stakeholders, advisors and the entire Bluejay team for their continued support and tireless work. Whilst the immediate global outlook continues to be dominated by the extensive reach of COVID-19, we are confident of a promising future beyond this, and look forward to a productive and promising 2020/2021. In the meantime, we hope everyone continues to stay safe and well and we look forward to providing further updates on our ongoing desktop studies, licencing and commercial discussions as soon as we are in a position to do so.

STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

As at 31 December 2019

 
                                                       Group                          Company 
                                          ------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
                                             31 December     31 December     31 December     31 December 
                                                    2019            2018            2019            2018 
                                    Note             GBP             GBP             GBP             GBP 
--------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Non-Current Assets 
  Property, plant and equipment      6         2,768,423       2,846,091         177,838          44,277 
  Intangible assets                  7        23,138,507      15,478,246               -               - 
  Investment in subsidiaries         9                 -               -      28,088,279      20,918,061 
                                              25,906,930      18,324,337      28,266,117      20,962,338 
--------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Current Assets 
  Financial assets at fair 
   value through profit or 
   loss                              8                 -         330,402               -         330,402 
  Trade and other receivables        10        1,459,755         768,960       1,728,371         840,620 
  Cash and cash equivalents          11       10,314,701       8,843,709      10,197,337       8,777,619 
--------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
                                              11,774,456       9,943,071      11,925,708       9,948,641 
--------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Total Assets                                37,681,386      28,267,408      40,191,825      30,910,979 
--------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Non-Current Liabilities 
  Lease liabilities                  13           62,220               -          62,220               - 
  Deferred tax liabilities           14          496,045         496,045               -               - 
--------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
                                                 558,265         496,045          62,220               - 
  Current Liabilities 
  Lease liabilities                  13           80,814               -          80,814               - 
  Trade and other payables           12        1,242,847         783,836         996,176         469,554 
                                               1,323,661         783,836       1,076,990         469,554 
--------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Total Liabilities                            1,881,926       1,279,881       1,139,210         469,554 
--------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
 
  Net Assets                                  35,799,460      26,987,527      39,052,615      30,441,425 
--------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Equity attributable to 
   owners of the Parent 
  Share capital                      16        7,484,066       7,800,237       7,484,066       7,800,237 
  Share premium                      16       55,463,656      43,739,139      55,463,656      43,739,139 
  Other reserves                    1 8      (7,604,567)     (6,799,892)         660,536         311,397 
  Retained losses                           (19,543,695)    (17,751,957)    (24,555,643)    (21,409,348) 
--------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Total Equity                                35,799,460      26,987,527      39,052,615      30,441,425 
--------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
 

The Company has elected to take the exemption under Section 408 of the Companies Act 2006 from presenting the Parent Company Income Statement and Statement of Comprehensive Income. The loss for the Company for the year ended 31 December 2019 was GBP3,161,498 (year ended 31 December 2018: GBP8,894,678).

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

For the year ended 31 December 2019

 
 
                                                                  Year ended      Year ended 
                                                                 31 December     31 December 
                                                                        2019            2018 
  Continued operations                                  Note             GBP             GBP 
----------------------------------------------------  ------  --------------  -------------- 
  Revenue                                                                  -               - 
  Cost of sales                                                            -               - 
----------------------------------------------------  ------  --------------  -------------- 
  Gross profit                                                             -               - 
  Administrative expenses                                25      (2,259,624)     (1,800,851) 
  Other gains/(losses)                                   22          567,068        (93,111) 
  Foreign exchange                                                 (121,891)        (23,757) 
  Operating loss                                                 (1,814,447)     (1,917,719) 
  Impairments                                            7                 -     (8,873,585) 
  Finance income                                         21            6,454          12,209 
  Other income                                                         1,052           2,409 
  Loss before income tax                                         (1,806,941)    (10,776,686) 
  Income tax expense                                     23                -               - 
----------------------------------------------------  ------  --------------  -------------- 
  Loss for the year attributable to owners 
   of the Parent                                                 (1,806,941)    (10,776,686) 
----------------------------------------------------  ------  --------------  -------------- 
  Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Share attributable 
   to owners of the Parent during the period 
   (expressed in pence per share)                        24          (0.21)p        (1.279)p 
----------------------------------------------------  ------  --------------  -------------- 
 
 
 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

For the year ended 31 December 2019

 
                                                           Year ended      Year ended 
                                                          31 December     31 December 
                                                                 2019            2018 
                                                                  GBP             GBP 
----------------------------------------------------   --------------  -------------- 
  Loss for the year                                       (1,806,941)    (10,776,686) 
  Other Comprehensive Income: 
  Items that may be subsequently reclassified to 
   profit or loss 
  Currency translation differences                        (1,153,814)         150,660 
-----------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Other comprehensive income for the year, net 
   of tax                                                 (1,153,814)         150,660 
-----------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Total Comprehensive Income attributable to owners 
   of the Parent                                          (2,960,755)    (10,626,026) 
-----------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

For the year ended 31 December 2019

 
 
                                          Share                                           Retained 
                                        capital    Share premium    Other reserves          losses           Total 
                              Note          GBP              GBP               GBP             GBP             GBP 
                                    ----------- 
  Balance as at 1 January 
   2018                               7,792,372       27,220,576       (6,949,904)     (6,975,919)      21,087,125 
--------------------------  ------  -----------  ---------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Loss for the year                           -                -                 -    (10,776,686)    (10,776,686) 
--------------------------  ------  -----------  ---------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Other comprehensive 
   income for the year 
  Items that may be 
  subsequently 
  reclassified to profit 
  or loss 
--------------------------  ------  -----------  ---------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Currency translation 
   differences                                -                -           150,660               -         150,660 
--------------------------  ------  -----------  ---------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Total comprehensive 
   income for the period                      -                -           150,660    (10,776,686)    (10,626,026) 
--------------------------  ------  -----------  ---------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Proceeds from share 
   issues                      16         7,828       17,092,171                 -               -      17,099,999 
  Issue costs                  16             -        (641,071)                 -               -       (641,071) 
  Share based payments         17            37           67,463                 -               -          67,500 
  Exercised options            17             -                -             (648)             648               - 
  Total transactions 
   with owners, recognised 
   directly in equity                     7,865       16,518,563             (648)             648      16,526,428 
  Balance as at 31 
   December 
   2018                               7,800,237       43,739,139       (6,799,892)    (17,751,957)      26,987,527 
--------------------------  ------  -----------  ---------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
 
  Balance as at 1 January 
   2019                               7,800,237       43,739,139       (6,799,892)    (17,751,957)      26,987,527 
--------------------------  ------  -----------  ---------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Loss for the year                           -                -                 -     (1,806,941)     (1,806,941) 
--------------------------  ------  -----------  ---------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Other comprehensive 
   income for the year 
  Items that may be 
  subsequently 
  reclassified to profit 
  or loss 
  Currency translation 
   differences                                -                -       (1,153,814)               -     (1,153,814) 
  Total comprehensive 
   income for the year                        -                -       (1,153,814)     (1,806,941)     (2,960,755) 
  Proceeds from share 
   issues                      16        11,500       11,488,500                 -               -      11,500,000 
  Issue costs                  16             -        (175,800)                 -               -       (175,800) 
  Share based payments         17           496          411,817            36,175               -         448,488 
  Exercised options            17             -                -          (13,605)          13,605               - 
  Expired options              17             -                -           (1,598)           1,598               - 
  Other equity adjustments     16     (328,167)                -           328,167               -               - 
  Total transactions 
   with owners, recognised 
   directly in equity                 (316,171)       11,724,517           349,139          15,203      11,772,688 
--------------------------  ------  -----------  ---------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Balance as at 31 
   December 
   2019                               7,484,066       55,463,656       (7,604,567)    (19,543,695)      35,799,460 
--------------------------  ------  -----------  ---------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
 
 

COMPANY STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

For the year ended 31 December 2019

 
                                            Share         Share                          Retained 
                                          capital       premium    Other reserves          losses    Total equity 
                                Note          GBP           GBP               GBP             GBP             GBP 
  Balance as at 1 January 
   2018                                 7,792,372    27,220,576           312,045    (12,515,318)      22,809,675 
----------------------------  ------  -----------  ------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Loss for the year                             -             -                 -     (8,894,678)     (8,894,678) 
----------------------------  ------  -----------  ------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Total comprehensive 
   income for the year                          -             -                 -     (8,894,678)     (8,894,678) 
----------------------------  ------  -----------  ------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Proceeds from share 
   issues                        16         7,828    17,092,171                 -               -      17,099,999 
  Issue costs                    16             -     (641,071)                 -               -       (641,071) 
  Share based payments           17            37        67,463                 -               -          67,500 
  Exercised options              17             -             -             (648)             648               - 
  Total transactions 
   with owners, recognised 
   directly in equity                       7,865    16,518,563             (648)             648      16,526,428 
  Balance as at 31 December 
   2018                                 7,800,237    43,739,139           311,397    (21,409,348)      30,441,425 
----------------------------  ------  -----------  ------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
 
  Balance as at 1 January 
   2019                                 7,800,237    43,739,139           311,397    (21,409,348)      30,441,425 
----------------------------  ------  -----------  ------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Loss for the year                             -             -                 -     (3,161,498)     (3,161,498) 
----------------------------  ------  -----------  ------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Total comprehensive 
   income for the year                          -             -                 -     (3,161,498)     (3,161,498) 
----------------------------  ------  -----------  ------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Proceeds from share 
   issues                        16        11,500    11,488,500                 -               -      11,500,000 
  Issue costs                    16             -     (175,800)                 -               -       (175,800) 
  Share based payments           17           496       411,817                 -               -         412,313 
  Issued Options                 17                                        36,175               -          36,175 
  Exercised options              17             -             -          (13,605)          13,605               - 
  Expired Options                17             -             -           (1,598)           1,598               - 
  Other equity adjustments              (328,167)             -           328,167               -               - 
  Total transactions 
   with owners, recognised 
   directly in equity                   (316,171)    11,724,517           349,139          15,203      11,772,688 
----------------------------  ------  -----------  ------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Balance as at 31 December 
   2019                                 7,484,066    55,463,656           660,536    (24,555,643)      39,052,615 
----------------------------  ------  -----------  ------------  ----------------  --------------  -------------- 
 

STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

For the year ended 31 December 2019

 
                                                              Group                          Company 
                                                 ------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
                                                     Year ended      Year ended      Year ended      Year ended 
                                                    31 December     31 December     31 December     31 December 
                                                           2019            2018            2019            2018 
                                           Note             GBP             GBP             GBP             GBP 
---------------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Cash flows from operating activities 
  Loss before income tax                            (1,806,941)    (10,776,686)     (3,161,498)     (8,894,678) 
  Adjustments for: 
  Depreciation                              6           500,479         250,590          61,519          12,745 
  Loss/(gain) on financial assets 
   at FVTPL                                 8         (668,133)          96,573       (668,133)          96,573 
  Loss on sale of property, plant 
   and equipment                            6            71,644               -               -               - 
  Share options expense                     17           36,175               -          36,175               - 
  Share based payments                      17          412,313          45,000         412,313          45,000 
  Intercompany management fees                                -               -       (665,120)       (620,482) 
  Net finance (income)/costs                21          (6,454)        (12,906)       (458,442)       (303,912) 
  Non cash loss/(gain)                                   96,568               -       1,483,889               - 
  Impairments                               7                 -       8,873,585               -       8,010,452 
  Changes in working capital: 
  (Increase)/Decrease in trade 
   and other receivables                    10      (1,156,028)       (174,810)         647,777         404,782 
  Increase/(Decrease) in trade 
   and other payables                       12          459,847         241,867         526,623        (42,224) 
  Net cash used in operating 
   activities                                       (2,060,530)     (1,456,787)     (1,784,897)     (1,291,744) 
---------------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Cash flows from investing activities 
  Purchase of property plant 
   and equipment                            6         (543,556)     (2,452,284)        (12,539)        (48,689) 
  Sale of financial assets at 
   FVTPL                                    8           998,535               -         998,535               - 
  Sale of property, plant and 
   equipment                                6           165,140               -               -               - 
  Purchase of quoted shares measured 
   at fair value through the profit 
   or loss                                  8                 -       (426,975)               -       (426,975) 
  Purchase of intangible assets             7       (7,841,020)     (6,251,969)               -               - 
  Interest received                                      10,683          12,906          10,683          12,210 
---------------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Net cash used in investing 
   activities                                       (7,210,218)     (9,118,322)         996,679       (463,454) 
---------------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Cash flows from financing activities 
  Proceeds from issue of share 
   capital                                  16       10,925,000      17,099,999      10,925,000      17,099,999 
  Transaction costs of share 
   issue                                    16        (175,800)       (641,071)       (175,800)       (641,071) 
  Loans granted to subsidiary 
   undertakings                                               -               -     (8,538,772)     (8,746,995) 
  Interest paid                                         (4,229)               -         (2,492)               - 
  Net cash generated from financing 
   activities                                        10,744,971      16,458,928       2,207,936       7,711,933 
---------------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Net decrease/(increase) in 
   cash and cash equivalents                          1,474,223       5,883,819       1,419,718       5,956,735 
  Cash and cash equivalents at 
   beginning of year                                  8,843,709       2,901,922       8,777,619       2,820,884 
  Exchange gain on cash and cash 
   equivalents                                          (3,231)          57,968               -               - 
---------------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Cash and cash equivalents at 
   end of year                              11       10,314,701       8,843,709      10,197,337       8,777,619 
---------------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
 

Major non-cash transactions

During the year, the Company issued share capital for proceeds of GBP11.5m. An amount of GBP575,000 is unpaid at 31 December 2019.

The Company has issued shares as settlement for expenses with a value of GBP412,313.

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the year ended 31 December 2019

   1.    General information 

The principal activity of Bluejay Mining plc (the 'Company') and its subsidiaries (together the 'Group') is the exploration and development of precious and base metals. The Company's shares are listed on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange and the open market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The Company is incorporated and domiciled in England.

The address of its registered office is 7-9 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4DE.

   2.    Summary of significant Accounting Policies 

The principal Accounting Policies applied in the preparation of these Consolidated Financial Statements are set out below. These Policies have been consistently applied to all the periods presented, unless otherwise stated.

2.1. Basis of preparation of Financial Statements

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ('IFRS') and IFRS Interpretations Committee ('IFRS IC') as adopted by the European Union, the Companies Act 2006 that applies to companies reporting under IFRS and IFRS IC interpretations. The Consolidated Financial Statements have also been prepared under the historical cost convention, except as modified for assets and liabilities recognised at fair value on business combination.

The Financial Statements are presented in Pound Sterling rounded to the nearest pound.

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with IFRS requires the use of certain critical accounting estimates. It also requires management to exercise its judgement in the process of applying the Accounting Policies. The areas involving a higher degree of judgement or complexity, or areas where assumptions and estimates are significant to the Consolidated Financial Statements are disclosed in Note 4.

2.2. New and amended standards

(a) New and amended standards mandatory for the first time for the financial periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019

As of 1 January 2019, the Company adopted IFRS 16 Leases, Amendments to IFRS 2 - classification and measurement of share based payments transactions, Annual improvements to IFRS Standards 2015-2017 cycle and IFRIC 23 Uncertainty over income tax treatments.

IFRS 16 Adoption

On 1 January 2019, the Group adopted the provisions of IFRS 16 - Leases using the modified retrospective approach, under which the cumulative effect of initial application is recognised in retained earnings at 1 January 2019 where material. Accordingly, the comparative information presented for 2018 has not been restated.

FIRS 16 has been applied to one new lease which was adopted during the financial year. In the Statement of Financial Position, the right-of-use asset is recorded in non-current assets as part of property, plant and equipment and the lease liability is split between current liabilities for the portion due within 12 months and non-current liabilities for the remainder.

To determine the split between principal and interest in the lease the incremental borrowing rate of the Group was applied. This method was adopted as the Group was not able to ascertain the implied interest rate in the lease.

The Group has applied the exemption not to recognise right-of-use assets and liabilities for leases with less than 12 months of lease term when applying IFRS 16 to leases previously classified as operating leases under IAS 17.

Of the other IFRSs and IFRICs, none are expected to have a material effect on future Company Financial Information.

(b) New standards, amendments and Interpretations in issue but not yet effective or not yet endorsed and not early adopted

Standards, amendments and interpretations that are not yet effective and have not been early adopted are as follows:

 
  Standard               Impact on initial application    Effective date 
---------------------  -------------------------------  ------------------ 
  IFRS 3 (Amendments)    Definition of a Business         *1 January 2020 
                       -------------------------------  ------------------ 
  IAS 1 and IAS 8        Definition of material            1 January 2020 
   (Amendments) 
                       -------------------------------  ------------------ 
  IAS 1 (Amendments)     Classification of Liabilities     *1 January 2022 
                          as Current or Non-Current. 
                       -------------------------------  ------------------ 
 

(*subject to EU endorsement)

The Group is evaluating the impact of the new and amended standards above which are not expected to have a material impact on the Group's results or shareholders' funds statements.

2.3. Basis of Consolidation

The Consolidated Financial Statements consolidate the financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries made up to 31 December. Subsidiaries are entities over which the Group has control. Control is achieved when the Group is exposed, or has rights, to variable returns from its involvement with the investee and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the investee.

Generally, there is a presumption that a majority of voting rights result in control. To support this presumption and when the Group has less than a majority of the voting or similar rights of an investee, the Group considers all relevant facts and circumstances in assessing whether it has power over an investee, including:

   --    The contractual arrangement with the other vote holders of the investee; 
   --    Rights arising from other contractual arrangements; and 
   --    The Group's voting rights and potential voting rights. 

The Group re-assesses whether or not it controls an investee if facts and circumstances indicate that there are changes to one or more of the three elements of control. Subsidiaries are fully consolidated from the date on which control is transferred to the Group. They are deconsolidated from the date that control ceases. Assets, liabilities, income and expenses of a subsidiary acquired or disposed of during the period are included in the consolidated financial statements from the date the Group gains control until the date the Group ceases to control the subsidiary.

Investments in subsidiaries are accounted for at cost less impairment within the parent company financial statements. Where necessary, adjustments are made to the financial statements of subsidiaries to bring the accounting policies used in line with those used by other members of the Group. All significant intercompany transactions and balances between Group enterprises are eliminated on consolidation.

2.4. Going concern

As described in Note 30 , the Group is managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business and the uncertainty it creates. The Company has taken swift pre-emptive action to ensure the safety of its employees, contractors and supply chain. This includes a full financial and strategic review designed to safeguard and ensure the stability and longevity of Bluejay activities for the benefit for all its stakeholders and as a result the Group have postponed all fieldwork until the UK and Greenland Governments confirm it is safe to do so.

The Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared on a going concern basis. Although the Group's assets are not generating revenues and an operating loss has been reported, the Directors are of the view that the Group has sufficient funds to meet all committed and contractual expenditure within the next 12 months and to maintain good title to the exploration licences. This will ensure they will still be in a strong financial position once they are able to re-commence exploration activity.

The Group's business activities together with the additional factors likely to affect its future development, performance and position are set out in the Chairman's Report. In addition, Note 3 to the Consolidated Financial Statements includes the Group's objectives, policies and processes for managing its capital; its financial risk management objectives; details of its financial instruments and its exposure to market, credit and liquidity risk.

The Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group and Company have sufficient resources to continue in the current economic climate with the COVID-19 pandemic and for the foreseeable future. Thus, they continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the Group and Company Financial Statements.

2.5. Segment reporting

Operating segments are reported in a manner consistent with the internal reporting provided to the chief operating decision-maker (CODM). The CODM, who is responsible for allocating resources and assessing performance of the operating segments, has been identified as the Board of Directors that makes strategic decisions.

Segment results include items directly attributable to a segment as well as those that can be allocated on a reasonable basis.

2.6. Foreign currencies

   (a)          Functional and presentation currency 

Items included in the Financial Statements of each of the Group's entities are measured using the currency of the primary economic environment in which the entity operates (the 'functional currency'). The functional currency of the UK parent entity and UK subsidiary is Pound Sterling, the functional currency of the Finnish and Austrian subsidiaries is Euros and the functional currency of the Greenlandic subsidiaries is Danish Krone. The Financial Statements are presented in Pounds Sterling which is the Company's functional and Group's presentation currency.

   (b)          Transactions and balances 

Foreign currency transactions are translated into the functional currency using the exchange rates prevailing at the dates of the transactions or valuation where such items are re-measured. Foreign exchange gains and losses resulting from the settlement of such transactions and from the translation at period-end exchange rates of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are recognised in the income statement.

(c) Group companies

The results and financial position of all the Group entities (none of which has the currency of a hyperinflationary economy) that have a functional currency different from the presentation currency are translated into the presentation currency as follows:

-- assets and liabilities for each period end date presented are translated at the period-end closing rate;

-- income and expenses for each Income Statement are translated at average exchange rates (unless this average is not a reasonable approximation of the cumulative effect of the rates prevailing on the transaction dates, in which case income and expenses are translated at the dates of the transactions); and

   --   all resulting exchange differences are recognised in other comprehensive income. 

On consolidation, exchange differences arising from the translation of the net investment in foreign entities, and of monetary items receivable from foreign subsidiaries for which settlement is neither planned nor likely to occur in the foreseeable future, are taken to other comprehensive income. When a foreign operation is sold, such exchange differences are recognised in the Income Statement as part of the gain or loss on sale.

2.7. Intangible assets

Exploration and evaluation assets

The Group recognises expenditure as exploration and evaluation assets when it determines that those assets will be successful in finding specific mineral resources. Expenditure included in the initial measurement of exploration and evaluation assets and which are classified as intangible assets relate to the acquisition of rights to explore, topographical, geological, geochemical and geophysical studies, exploratory drilling, trenching, sampling and activities to evaluate the technical feasibility and commercial viability of extracting a mineral resource. Capitalisation of pre-production expenditure ceases when the mining property is capable of commercial production

Exploration and evaluation assets are recorded and held at cost

Exploration and evaluation assets are not subject to amortisation, as such at the year-end all intangibles held have an indefinite life, but are assessed annually for impairment. The assessment is carried out by allocating exploration and evaluation assets to cash generating units ('CGU's'), which are based on specific projects or geographical areas. The CGU's are then assessed for impairment using a variety of methods including those specified in IFRS 6.

Whenever the exploration for and evaluation of mineral resources in cash generating units does not lead to the discovery of commercially viable quantities of mineral resources and the Group has decided to discontinue such activities of that unit, the associated expenditures are written off to the Income Statement.

Exploration and evaluation assets recorded at fair-value on business combination

Exploration assets which are acquired as part of a business combination are recognised at fair value in accordance with IFRS 3. When a business combination results in the acquisition of an entity whose only significant assets are its exploration asset and/or rights to explore, the Directors consider that the fair value of the exploration assets is equal to the consideration. Any excess of the consideration over the capitalised exploration asset is attributed to the fair value of the exploration asset.

2.8. Investments in subsidiaries

Investments in Group undertakings are stated at cost, which is the fair value of the consideration paid, less any impairment provision.

2.9. Property, plant and equipment

Property, Plant and equipment is stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and any accumulated impairment losses. Depreciation is provided on all property, plant and equipment to write off the cost less estimated residual value of each asset over its expected useful economic life on a straight line basis at the following annual rates:

Office Equipment - 5 years

Machinery and Equipment - 5 to 15 years

Software - 2 years

Subsequent costs are included in the asset's carrying amount or recognised as a separate asset, as appropriate, only when it is probable that future economic benefits associated with the item will flow to the Group and the cost of the item can be measured reliably. The carrying amount of the replaced part is derecognised. All other repairs and maintenance are charged to the income statement during the financial period in which they are incurred.

The assets' residual values and useful lives are reviewed, and adjusted if appropriate, at the end of each reporting period.

An asset's carrying amount is written down immediately to its recoverable amount if the asset's carrying amount is greater than its estimated recoverable amount. If an impairment review is conducted following an indicator of impairment, assets which are not able to be assessed for impairment individually are assessed in combination with other assets within a cash generating unit.

Gains and losses on disposal are determined by comparing the proceeds with the carrying amount and are recognised within 'Other (losses)/gains' in the Income Statement.

   2.10.       Impairment of non-financial assets 

Assets that have an indefinite useful life, for example, intangible assets not ready to use, and goodwill, are not subject to amortisation and are tested annually for impairment. Property, plant and equipment is reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. An impairment loss is recognised for the amount by which the asset's carrying amount exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the higher of an asset's fair value less costs to sell and value in use. For the purposes of assessing impairment, assets are grouped at the lowest levels for which there are separately identifiable cash flows (cash generating units). Non-financial assets that suffered impairment are reviewed for possible reversal of the impairment at each reporting date.

   2.11.       Financial assets 
   (a)          Classification 

The Group classifies its financial assets at amortised cost and at fair value through the profit or loss. The classification depends on the purpose for which the financial assets were acquired. Management determines the classification of its financial assets at initial recognition.

   (b)          Recognition and measurement 

Amortised cost

Regular purchases and sales of financial assets are recognised on the trade date at cost - the date on which the Group commits to purchasing or selling the asset. Financial assets are derecognized when the rights to receive cash flows from the assets have expired or have been transferred, and the Group has transferred substantially all of the risks and rewards of ownership .

Fair value through the profit or loss

Financial assets that do not meet the criteria for being measured at amortised cost or FVTOCI are measured at FVTPL.The Group holds equity instruments that are classified as FVTPL as these were acquired principally for the purpose of selling in the near term.

Financial assets at FTVPL, are measured at fair value at the end of each reporting period, with any fair value gains or losses recognised in profit or loss. Fair value is determined by using market observable inputs and data as far as possible. Inputs used in determining fair value measurements are categorised into different levels based on how observable the inputs used in the valuation technique utilised are (the 'fair value hierarchy'):

- Level 1: Quoted prices in active markets for identical items (unadjusted)

- Level 2: Observable direct or indirect inputs other than Level 1 inputs

- Level 3: Unobservable inputs (i.e. not derived from market data).

The classification of an item into the above levels is based on the lowest level of the inputs used that has a significant effect on the fair value measurement of the item. Transfers of items between levels are recognised in the period they occur.

The Group measures its investments in quoted shares using the quoted market price.

(c) Impairment of financial assets

The Group recognises an allowance for expected credit losses (ECLs) for all debt instruments not held at fair value through profit or loss. ECLs are based on the difference between the contractual cash flows due in accordance with the contract and all the cash flows that the Group expects to receive, discounted at an approximation of the original EIR. The expected cash flows will include cash flows from the sale of collateral held or other credit enhancements that are integral to the contractual terms.

ECLs are recognised in two stages. For credit exposures for which there has not been a significant increase in credit risk since initial recognition, ECLs are provided for credit losses that result from default events that are possible within the next 12-months (a 12-month ECL). For those credit exposures for which there has been a significant increase in credit risk since initial recognition, a loss allowance is required for credit losses expected over the remaining life of the exposure, irrespective of the timing of the default (a lifetime ECL).

For trade receivables (not subject to provisional pricing) and other receivables due in less than 12 months, the Group applies the simplified approach in calculating ECLs, as permitted by IFRS 9. Therefore, the Group does not track changes in credit risk, but instead, recognises a loss allowance based on the financial asset's lifetime ECL at each reporting date.

The Group considers a financial asset in default when contractual payments are 90 days past due. However, in certain cases, the Group may also consider a financial asset to be in default when internal or external information indicates that the Group is unlikely to receive the outstanding contractual amounts in full before taking into account any credit enhancements held by the Group. A financial asset is written off when there is no reasonable expectation of recovering the contractual cash flows and usually occurs when past due for more than one year and not subject to enforcement activity.

At each reporting date, the Group assesses whether financial assets carried at amortised cost are credit impaired. A financial asset is credit-impaired when one or more events that have a detrimental impact on the estimated future cash flows of the financial asset have occurred.

   (d)          Derecognition 

The Group derecognises a financial asset only when the contractual rights to the cash flows from the asset expire, or when it transfers the financial asset and substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership of the asset to another entity.

On derecognition of a financial asset measured at amortised cost, the difference between the asset's carrying amount and the sum of the consideration received and receivable is recognised in profit or loss. This is the same treatment for a financial asset measured at FVTPL.

   2.12.       Financial liabilities 

Financial liabilities are classified, at initial recognition, as financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss, loans and borrowings, payables, or as derivatives designated as hedging instruments in an effective hedge, as appropriate. All financial liabilities are recognised initially at fair value and, in the case of loans and borrowings and payables, net of directly attributable transaction costs. The Group's financial liabilities include trade and other payables and loans.

Subsequent measurement

The measurement of financial liabilities depends on their classification, as described below:

Financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss

Financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss include financial liabilities held for trading and financial liabilities designated upon initial recognition as at fair value through profit or loss. Financial liabilities are classified as held for trading if they are incurred for the purpose of repurchasing in the near term. This category also includes derivative financial instruments entered into by the Group that are not designated as hedging instruments in hedge relationships as defined by IFRS 9. Separated embedded derivatives are also classified as held for trading unless they are designated as effective hedging instruments. Gains or losses on liabilities held for trading are recognised in the statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income.

Trade and other payables

After initial recognition, trade and other payables are subsequently measured at amortised cost using the EIR method. Gains and losses are recognised in the statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income when the liabilities are derecognised, as well as through the EIR amortisation process.

Amortised cost is calculated by taking into account any discount or premium on acquisition and fees or costs that are an integral part of the EIR. The EIR amortisation is included as finance costs in the statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income.

Derecognition

A financial liability is derecognised when the associated obligation is discharged or cancelled or expires

When an existing financial liability is replaced by another from the same lender on substantially different terms, or the terms of an existing liability are substantially modified, such an exchange or modification is treated as the derecognition of the original liability and the recognition of a new liability. The difference in the respective carrying amounts is recognised in profit or loss and other comprehensive income.

Liabilities within the scope of IFRS 9 are classified as financial liabilities at fair value through profit and loss or other liabilities, as appropriate.

A financial liability is derecognised when the obligation under the liability is discharged or cancelled or expires.

Financial liabilities included in trade and other payables are recognised initially at fair value and subsequently at amortised cost.

   2.13.       Leases 

Assets and liabilities arising from a lease are initially measured on a present value basis. Lease liabilities include the net present value of the following lease payments:

   --    Fixed payments, less any lease incentives receivable; 

-- Variable lease payment that are based on an index or a rate, initially measured using the index or the rate as at the commencement date;

   --    The exercise price of a purchase option; and 
   --    Payment of penalties for terminating the lease. 

Lease payments to be made under reasonably certain extension options are also included in the measurement of the liability. The lease payments are discounted using the interest rate implicit in the lease. If that rate cannot be readily determined, the lessee's incremental borrowing rate is used, being the rate that the lessee would have to pay to borrow the funds necessary to obtain an asset of similar value to the right-ofuse asset in a similar economic environment with similar terms, security and conditions. Lease payments are allocated between principal and finance cost. The finance cost is charged to profit or loss over the lease period so as to produce a constant periodic rate of interest on the remaining balance of the liability for each period.

Assets obtained under finance leases are depreciated over their useful lives. The lease liabilities are shown in note 13.

Rent payable under operating leases on which the short term exemption has been taken, less any lease incentives received, is charged to the income statement on a straight-line basis over the term of the relevant lease except where another more systematic basis is more representative of the time pattern in which economic benefits from the lease asset are consumed.

   2.14.       Cash and cash equivalents 

Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash at bank and in hand.

   2.15.       Equity 

Equity comprises the following:

   --    "Share capital" represents the nominal value of the Ordinary shares; 

-- "Share Premium" represents consideration less nominal value of issued shares and costs directly attributable to the issue of new shares;

-- "Other reserves" represents the merger reserve, foreign currency translation reserve, redemption reserve and share option reserve where;

o "Merger reserve" represents the difference between the fair value of an acquisition and the nominal value of the shares allotted in a share exchange;

o "Foreign currency translation reserve" represents the translation differences arising from translating the financial statement items from functional currency to presentational currency;

o "Reverse acquisition reserve" represents a non-distributable reserve arising on the acquisition of Finland Investments Limited;

o "Redemption reserve" represents a non-distributable reserve made up of share capital;

o "Share option reserve" represents share options awarded by the group;

   --    "Retained earnings" represents retained losses. 
   2.16.       Share capital, share premium and deferred shares 

Ordinary shares are classified as equity. Incremental costs directly attributable to the issue of new shares or options are shown in equity, as a deduction, net of tax, from the proceeds provided there is sufficient premium available. Should sufficient premium not be available placing costs are recognised in the Income Statement.

Deferred shares are classified as equity. Deferred shares have no rights to receive dividends, or to attend or vote at general meetings of the Company and are only entitled to a return of capital after payment to holders of new ordinary shares of GBP100,000 per each share held.

   2.17.       Share based payments 

The Group operates a number of equity-settled, share-based schemes, under which the Group receives services from employees or third party suppliers as consideration for equity instruments (options and warrants) of the Group. The fair value of the third party suppliers' services received in exchange for the grant of the options is recognised as an expense in the Income Statement or charged to equity depending on the nature of the service provided. The value of the employee services received is expensed in the Income Statement and its value is determined by reference to the fair value of the options granted:

   --    including any market performance conditions; 

-- excluding the impact of any service and non-market performance vesting conditions (for example, profitability or sales growth targets, or remaining an employee of the entity over a specified time period); and

-- including the impact of any non-vesting conditions (for example, the requirement for employees to save).

The fair value of the share options and warrants are determined using the Black Scholes valuation model.

Non-market vesting conditions are included in assumptions about the number of options that are expected to vest. The total expense or charge is recognised over the vesting period, which is the period over which all of the specified vesting conditions are to be satisfied. At the end of each reporting period, the entity revises its estimates of the number of options that are expected to vest based on the non-market vesting conditions. It recognises the impact of the revision to original estimates, if any, in the Income Statement or equity as appropriate, with a corresponding adjustment to a separate reserve in equity.

When the options are exercised, the Group issues new shares. The proceeds received, net of any directly attributable transaction costs, are credited to share capital (nominal value) and share premium when the options are exercised.

   2.18.       Taxation 

No current tax is yet payable in view of the losses to date.

Deferred tax is recognised for using the liability method in respect of temporary differences arising from differences between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities in the consolidated financial statements and the corresponding tax bases used in the computation of taxable profit. However, deferred tax liabilities are not recognised if they arise from the initial recognition of goodwill; deferred tax is not accounted for if it arises from initial recognition of an asset or liability in a transaction other than a business combination that at the time of the transaction affects neither accounting nor taxable profit or loss.

In principle, deferred tax liabilities are recognised for all taxable temporary differences and deferred tax assets (including those arising from investments in subsidiaries), are recognised to the extent that it is probable that taxable profits will be available against which deductible temporary differences can be utilised.

Deferred income tax assets are recognised on deductible temporary differences arising from investments in subsidiaries only to the extent that it is probable the temporary difference will reverse in the future and there is sufficient taxable profit available against which the temporary difference can be used.

Deferred tax liabilities are recognised for taxable temporary differences arising on investments in except where the Group is able to control the reversal of the temporary difference and it is probable that the temporary difference will not reverse in the foreseeable future.

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset when there is a legally enforceable right to offset current tax assets against current tax liabilities and when the deferred tax assets and liabilities relate to income taxes levied by the same taxation authority on either the same taxable entity or different taxable entities where there is an intention to settle the balances on a net basis.

Deferred tax is calculated at the tax rates (and laws) that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the statement of financial position date and are expected to apply to the period when the deferred tax asset is realised or the deferred tax liability is settled.

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are not discounted.

   3.    Financial risk management 

3.1. Financial risk factors

The Group's activities expose it to a variety of financial risks: market risk (foreign currency risk, price risk and interest rate risk), credit risk and liquidity risk. The Group's overall risk management programme focuses on the unpredictability of financial markets and seeks to minimise potential adverse effects on the Group's financial performance. None of these risks are hedged.

Risk management is carried out by the London based management team under policies approved by the Board of Directors.

Market risk

(a) Foreign currency risk

The Group operates internationally and is exposed to foreign exchange risk arising from various currency exposures, primarily with respect to the Euro, Danish Krone and the British Pound. Foreign exchange risk arises from future commercial transactions, recognised assets and liabilities and net investments in foreign operations.

The Group negotiates all material contracts for activities in relation to its subsidiaries in either British Pounds, Euros or Danish Krone. The Group does not hedge against the risks of fluctuations in exchange rates. The volume of transactions is not deemed sufficient to enter into forward contracts as most of the foreign exchange movements result from the retranslation of inter company loans. The Group has not sensitised the figures for fluctuations in foreign exchange rates as the Directors are of the opinion that these fluctuations, apart from the retranslation of intercompany loans at the closing rate, would not have a significant impact on the financial statements of the Group. However, the Directors acknowledge that, at the present time, the foreign exchange retranslations have resulted in rather higher than normal fluctuations which are separately disclosed, and is predominantly due to the exceptional nature of the Euro exchange rate in the last two years in the current economic climate. The Directors will continue to assess the effect of movements in exchange rates on the Group's financial operations and initiate suitable risk management measures where necessary.

(b) Price risk

The Group is not exposed to commodity price risk as a result of its operations, which are still in the exploration phase. The Directors will revisit the appropriateness of this policy should the Group's operations change in size or nature.

The Group has exposure to equity securities price risk, as it holds listed equity investments.

Credit risk

Credit risk arises from cash and cash equivalents as well as outstanding receivables. Management does not expect any losses from non-performance of these receivables. The amount of exposure to any individual counter party is subject to a limit, which is assessed by the Board.

The Group considers the credit ratings of banks in which it holds funds in order to reduce exposure to credit risk.

Liquidity risk

In keeping with similar sized mineral exploration groups, the Group's continued future operations depend on the ability to raise sufficient working capital through the issue of equity share capital or debt. The Directors are reasonably confident that adequate funding will be forthcoming with which to finance operations. Controls over expenditure are carefully managed

With exception to deferred taxation, financial liabilities are all due within one year.

3.2. Capital risk management

The Group's objectives when managing capital are to safeguard the Group's ability to continue as a going concern, to enable the Group to continue its exploration and evaluation activities, and to maintain an optimal capital structure to reduce the cost of capital. In order to maintain or adjust the capital structure, the Group may adjust the issue of shares or sell assets to reduce debts.

At 31 December 2019 the Group had borrowings of GBPnil (31 December 2018: GBPnil) and defines capital based on the total equity of the Company. The Group monitors its level of cash resources available against future planned exploration and evaluation activities and may issue new shares in order to raise further funds from time to time.

Given the Group's level of debt versus its cash at bank and cash equivalents, the gearing ratio is immaterial.

3.3. Sensitivity analysis

On the assumption that all other variables were held constant, and in respect of the Group and the Company's expenses the potential impact of a 10% increase/decrease in the UK Sterling:Euro and UK Sterling:DKK Foreign exchange rates on the Group's loss for the period and on equity is as follows:

 
                            Loss before tax for the          Equity before tax for 
  Potential impact on              year ended                    the year ended 
   Euro expenses: 2019          31 December 2019                31 December 2019 
                             Group          Company           Group          Company 
  Increase/(decrease) 
   in foreign exchange 
   rate                           GBP              GBP               GBP             GBP 
----------------------  -------------  ---------------  ----------------  -------------- 
                   10%    (1,815,118)      (3,070,151)        36,212,767      39,143,962 
                  -10%    (1,798,764)      (3,070,151)        35,386,153      39,143,962 
 
                            Loss before tax for the           Equity before tax for 
  Potential impact on              year ended                     the year ended 
   DKK expenses: 2019           31 December 2019                 31 December 2019 
                              Group          Company         Group           Company 
  Increase/(decrease) 
   in foreign exchange 
   rate                             GBP            GBP             GBP               GBP 
----------------------  ---------------  -------------  --------------  ---------------- 
                   10%      (1,854,789)    (3,070,151)      37,595,930        39,143,962 
                  -10%      (1,759,093)    (3,070,151)      34,002,990        39,143,962 
 
 
   4.    Critical accounting estimates and judgements 

The preparation of the Financial Statements in conformity with IFRS requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of expenses during the period. Actual results may vary from the estimates used to produce these Financial Statements.

Estimates and judgements are regularly evaluated and are based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.

Items subject to such estimates and assumptions, that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next financial years, include but are not limited to:

Impairment of intangible assets - exploration and evaluation costs

Exploration and evaluation costs have a carrying value at 31 December 2019 of GBP23,138,507 (2018: GBP15,478,246). Such assets have an indefinite useful life as the Group has a right to renew exploration licences and the asset is only amortised once extraction of the resource commences. Management tests for impairment annually whether exploration projects have future economic value in accordance with the accounting policy stated in Note 2.7. Each exploration project is subject to an annual review by either a consultant or senior company geologist to determine if the exploration results returned during the period warrant further exploration expenditure and have the potential to result in an economic discovery. This review takes into consideration long term metal prices, anticipated resource volumes and supply and demand outlook. In the event that a project does not represent an economic exploration target and results indicate there is no additional upside a decision will be made to discontinue exploration; an impairment charge will then be recognised in the Income Statement.

Included within intangible assets at 31 December 2019 is an amount of GBP3,999,977 (2018: GBP3,983,108) in respect of projects in Finland. In the previous year the Directors assessed this amount as recoverable through a new strategy of entering into a joint venture with a preferred partner. As at 31 December 2019 the Directors have not finalised and agreed binding terms with a preferred partner. The Directors have not recognised any impairment to this amount because they consider that they will be able to successfully finalise the terms and recover the carrying amount in full. If a preferred partner cannot be located, then it is likely that an impairment charge will be necessary in respect of Finish projects and this is considered a critical accounting judgement.

The Directors have reviewed the estimated value of each project prepared by management and have concluded that the no impairment is to be recognised.

Recoverability of the loan due from FinnAust Mining Finland Oy

The Directors have assessed that there is no impairment required to the Intangible assets in respect of the projects in Finland with a carrying amount of GBP3,999,977. The Directors have not impaired a receivable due from FinnAust Mining Finland Oy with a carrying value of GBP6,764,324. The recoverability of this receivable is dependent on the success of the underlying project in Finland. Therefore, the carrying value of the receivable from FinnAust Mining Finland Oy exceeds the carrying amount of the projects in Finland by GBP2,764,347. The Directors consider that the receivable due from FinnAust Mining Finland Oy will be recovered in full by enterting into a joint venture with a preferred partner, however the Group has not finalised such an arrangement and therefore the recoverability of the receivable in the Company financial statements is considered to be a critical accounting estimate.

VAT receivable

At 31 December 2019, the Group and Company have recognised an amount of GBP588,302 (2018: GBP463,704) within trade and other receivables which relates to VAT receivable. The amount is subject to an on-going enquiry with HMRC, further details of which can be found in Note 27. The Directors believe that the amount will be recovered in full and therefore have not recognised any impairment to the carrying value of this amount.

Useful economic lives of property, plant and equipment

The annual depreciation charge for property, plant and equipment is sensitive to changes in the estimated useful economic lives and residual values of the assets, taking into account that the assets are not used throughout the whole year due to the seasonality of the licence locations. The useful economic lives and residual values are re-assessed annually. They are amended when necessary to reflect current estimates, based on economic utilisation and the physical condition of the assets. See note 6 for the carrying amount of the property plant and equipment and note 2.9 for the useful economic lives for each class of assets.

Share based payment transactions

The Group has made awards of options and warrants over its unissued share capital to certain Directors as part of their remuneration package. Certain warrants have also been issued to shareholders as part of their subscription for shares and suppliers for various services received. No share options or warrants were issued in the current year.

The valuation of these options and warrants involves making a number of critical estimates relating to price volatility, future dividend yields, expected life of the options and forfeiture rates. These assumptions have been described in more detail in Note 16.

Recovery of other receivables

Included in other receivables is an amount of GBP575,000 (2018: GBPnil) as at 31 December 2019 in respect of unpaid ordinary share capital issued on 25 November 2019. The Directors believe that the amount will be recovered in full and therefore have not recognised any impairment to the carrying value of this amount.

   5.    Segment information 

Management has determined the operating segments based on reports reviewed by the Board of Directors that are used to make strategic decisions. During the period the Group had interests in three geographical segments; the United Kingdom, Greenland and Finland. Activities in the UK are mainly administrative in nature whilst the activities in Greenland and Finland relate to exploration and evaluation work.

The Group had no turnover during the period.

 
                                       Greenland      Finland             UK          Total 
  2019                                       GBP          GBP            GBP            GBP 
---------------------------------   ------------  -----------  -------------  ------------- 
  Revenue                                      -            -              -              - 
  Administrative expenses              (610,008)    (167,185)    (1,482,431)    (2,259,624) 
  Foreign exchange                       (2,186)        (550)      (119,155)      (121,891) 
  Finance income                               -            -          6,454          6,454 
  Other income                                 -        1,052              -          1,052 
----------------------------------  ------------  -----------  -------------  ------------- 
  Loss before tax per reportable 
   segment                               478,481       81,770      1,246,690      1,806,941 
  Additions to PP&E                      531,017            -         12,539        543,556 
  Additions to intangible 
   asset                               7,573,396      267,624              -      7,841,020 
  Reportable segment assets           21,840,152    4,092,289     11,748,945     37,681,386 
----------------------------------  ------------  -----------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 
                                       Greenland      Finland             UK          Total 
  2018                                       GBP          GBP            GBP            GBP 
---------------------------------   ------------  -----------  -------------  ------------- 
  Revenue                                      -            -              -              - 
  Administrative expenses              (499,927)     (92,937)    (1,207,987)    (1,800,851) 
  Foreign exchange                     (155,111)     (63,818)        195,172       (23,757) 
  Finance income                               -            -         12,209         12,209 
  Other income                                 -        2,409              -          2,409 
  Impairment of intangible 
   asset                                       -    8,873,586              -    (8,873,586) 
  Loss before tax per reportable 
   segment                               478,708    8,707,376      1,590,602     10,776,686 
  Additions to PP&E                    2,395,852       23,548         48,690      2,468,090 
  Additions to intangible 
   asset                               5,148,986    1,102,983              -      6,251,969 
  Reportable segment assets           11,960,517    4,081,746     12,225,145     28,267,408 
----------------------------------  ------------  -----------  -------------  ------------- 
 
   6.    Property, plant and equipment 
 
  Group 
                                Right 
                               of use                   Machinery        Office 
                               assets    Software     & equipment     equipment        Total 
                                  GBP         GBP             GBP           GBP          GBP 
--------------------------  ---------  ----------  --------------  ------------  ----------- 
  Cost 
  As at 1 January 2018              -      12,664         671,011        11,340      695,015 
  Exchange Differences              -           -           6,204             -        6,204 
  Additions                         -      15,806       2,414,335        37,949    2,468,090 
--------------------------  ---------  ----------  --------------  ------------  ----------- 
  As at 31 December 2018            -      28,470       3,091,550        49,289    3,169,309 
--------------------------  ---------  ----------  --------------  ------------  ----------- 
  As at 1 January 2019              -      28,470       3,091,550        49,289    3,169,309 
  Exchange Differences              -           -       (164,770)         (274)    (165,044) 
  IFRS 16 Adjustment          182,542           -               -             -      182,542 
  Additions                         -       8,623         531,017         3,916      543,556 
  Disposals                         -           -       (202,413)             -    (202,413) 
--------------------------  ---------  ----------  --------------  ------------  ----------- 
  As at 31 December 2019      182,542      37,093       3,255,384        52,931    3,527,950 
--------------------------  ---------  ----------  --------------  ------------  ----------- 
  Depreciation 
  As at 1 January 2018              -       8,113          48,292         7,556       63,961 
  Charge for the period             -       6,363         235,935         8,292      250,590 
  Exchange differences              -           -           8,667             -        8,667 
--------------------------  ---------  ----------  --------------  ------------  ----------- 
  As at 31 December 2018            -      14,476         292,894        15,848      323,218 
--------------------------  ---------  ----------  --------------  ------------  ----------- 
  As at 1 January 2019              -      14,476         292,894        15,848      323,218 
  Charge for the year          40,565      10,796         436,487        12,631      500,479 
  Disposals                         -           -        (37,273)             -     (37,273) 
  Exchange differences              -           -        (26,719)         (178)     (26,897) 
--------------------------  ---------  ----------  --------------  ------------  ----------- 
  As at 31 December 2019       40,565      25,272         665,389        28,301      759,527 
--------------------------  ---------  ----------  --------------  ------------  ----------- 
  Net book value as at 31 
   December 2018                    -      13,994       2,798,656        33,441    2,846,091 
--------------------------  ---------  ----------  --------------  ------------  ----------- 
  Net book value as at 31 
   December 2019              141,977      11,821       2,589,995        24,630    2,768,423 
--------------------------  ---------  ----------  --------------  ------------  ----------- 
 
 

Depreciation expense of GBP500,479 (31 December 2018: GBP250,590) for the Group has been charged in administration expenses.

 
  Company 
                                          Right 
                                         of use                    Office 
                                         assets    Software     equipment      Total 
                                            GBP         GBP           GBP        GBP 
-----------------------------------   ---------  ----------  ------------  --------- 
  Cost 
  As at 1 January 2018                        -      12,664         9,033     21,697 
  Additions                                   -      15,806        32,883     48,689 
------------------------------------  ---------  ----------  ------------  --------- 
  As at 31 December 2018                      -      28,470        41,916     70,386 
------------------------------------  ---------  ----------  ------------  --------- 
  As at 1 January 2019                        -      28,470        41,916     70,386 
  IFRS 16 Adjustment                    182,542           -             -    182,542 
  Additions                                   -       8,623         3,916     12,539 
------------------------------------  ---------  ----------  ------------  --------- 
  As at 31 December 2019                182,542      37,093        45,832    265,467 
------------------------------------  ---------  ----------  ------------  --------- 
  Depreciation 
  As at 1 January 2018                        -       8,113         5,251     13,364 
  Charge for the period                       -       6,363         6,382     12,745 
------------------------------------  ---------  ----------  ------------  --------- 
  As at 31 December 2018                      -      14,476        11,633     26,109 
------------------------------------  ---------  ----------  ------------  --------- 
  As at 1 January 2019                        -      14,476        11,633     26,109 
  Charge for the year                    40,565      10,796        10,158     61,519 
------------------------------------  ---------  ----------  ------------  --------- 
  As at 31 December 2019                 40,565      25,272        21,792     87,629 
------------------------------------  ---------  ----------  ------------  --------- 
  Net book value as at 31 December 
   2018                                       -      13,994        30,283     44,277 
------------------------------------  ---------  ----------  ------------  --------- 
  Net book value as at 31 December 
   2019                                 141,977      11,821        24,040    177,838 
------------------------------------  ---------  ----------  ------------  --------- 
 

Depreciation expense of GBP61,519 (31 December 2018: GBP12,745) for the Company has been charged in administration expenses.

   7.    Intangible assets 

Intangible assets comprise exploration and evaluation costs. Exploration and evaluation assets are all internally generated. These are measured at cost and have an indefinite asset life. Once the pre-production phase has been entered into, the exploration and evaluation assets will cease to be capitalised and commence amortisation.

 
                                                  Group 
                                      ---------------------------- 
                                        31 December    31 December 
  Exploration & Evaluation Assets -            2019           2018 
   Cost and Net Book Value                      GBP            GBP 
------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
  Cost 
  As at 1 January                        24,351,831     17,971,795 
  Additions                               7,841,020      6,251,969 
  Exchange differences                    (180,759)        128,067 
  As at year end                         32,012,092     24,351,831 
------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
  Provision for impairment 
  As at 1 January                         8,873,585              - 
  Impairments                                     -      8,873,585 
  As at year end                          8,873,585      8,873,585 
------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
  Net book value                         23,138,507     15,478,246 
------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
 

The Dundas project in Greenland has a current JORC compliant mineral resource of 117 million tonnes at 6.1% ilmenite (in-situ) and has been confirmed as the highest-grade mineral sand ilmenite project globally. Exploration projects in Finland and the Disko project in Greenland are at an early stage of development and there are no JORC (Joint Ore Reserves Committee) or non-JORC compliant resource estimates available to enable value in use calculations to be prepared. The Directors therefore undertook an assessment of the following areas and circumstances that could indicate the existence of impairment:

-- The Group's right to explore in an area has expired, or will expire in the near future without renewal;

-- No further exploration or evaluation is planned or budgeted for;

-- A decision has been taken by the Board to discontinue exploration and evaluation in an area due to the absence of a commercial level of reserves; or

-- Sufficient data exists to indicate that the book value will not be fully recovered from future development and production.

In the previous year, the Directors recognised an impairment of GBP8,873,585 in respect of exploration projects in Finland following their impairment assessment because certain project areas were no longer considered to be prospective and no further exploration or evaluation work was planned or budgeted for. The carrying value of the remaining project areas in Finland was assessed by the Directors as recoverable through a new strategy of identifying a preferred partner to enter into a joint venture agreement. During 2019 there has been some progress in locating a preferred partner, however no binding terms have been finalised and agreed. The Directors do not consider that the Finish projects should be impaired further based on being able to finalise terms with a preferred partner in the future.

Following their assessment, the Directors concluded that no impairment charge was required at 31 December 2019.

   8.    Financial assets measured at fair value 
 
                                               Group                         Company 
                                 -------------------------------  ---------------------------- 
                                      31 December    31 December    31 December    31 December 
                                             2019           2018           2019           2018 
                                              GBP            GBP            GBP            GBP 
-------------------------------  ----------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
  As at 1 January                         330,402              -        330,402              - 
  Acquisition of quoted shares                  -        426,975              -        426,975 
  Disposal of quoted shares             (998,535)              -      (998,535)              - 
  Fair value gain                         668,133       (96,573)        688,133       (96,573) 
-------------------------------  ----------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
  As at year end                                -        330,402              -        330,402 
-------------------------------  ----------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 

These investments are held for short-term trading purposes. At the reporting date, all the shares had been sold.

The assets are measured in accordance with Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy by using the quoted market price. There have been no transfers between fair value levels during the year.

   9.    Investments in subsidiary undertakings 
 
                                            Company 
                                 ---------------------------- 
                                   31 December    31 December 
                                          2019           2018 
                                           GBP            GBP 
-------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
  Shares in Group Undertakings 
  At beginning of period             2,000,002      9,700,002 
  Transfer of investment                58,340              - 
  Impairment charge                (1,500,000)    (7,700,000) 
-------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
  At end of period                     558,342      2,000,002 
-------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
  Loans to Group undertakings       27,621,284     18,918,059 
-------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
  Total                             28,179,626     20,918,061 
-------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
 

Investments in Group undertakings are stated at cost, which is the fair value of the consideration paid, less any impairment provision.

During 2019, the Group fully impaired its investment in BJ Mining Limited which had a carrying value of GBP1,500,000 following a transfer of legal ownership to a third party 100% owned outside the Group. Immediately prior to the transfer of legal ownership, the assets held by BJ Mining Limited were transferred to Dundas Titanium A/S

Subsidiaries

 
                                                                          Proportion      Proportion 
                                                                          of ordinary     of ordinary 
                                                   Country                  shares        shares held 
                                                    of incorporation        held by       by the Group 
                          Registered office         and place               parent            (%)         Nature 
  Name of subsidiary       address                  of business               (%)                          of business 
----------------------  -----------------------  --------------------  --------------  ---------------  -------------- 
                          2nd Floor 7-9 Swallow 
  Centurion Mining         Street, London,         United 
   Limited                 England, W1B 4DE         Kingdom                  100%            100%         Dormant 
----------------------  -----------------------  --------------------  --------------  ---------------  -------------- 
                          2nd Floor 7-9 Swallow 
  Centurion Universal      Street, London,         United 
   Limited                 England, W1B 4DE         Kingdom                  100%            100%         Holding 
----------------------  -----------------------  --------------------  --------------  ---------------  -------------- 
  Centurion Resources     Schottenring 14          Austria                   Nil             100%         Exploration 
   GmbH                    /525 
    1010 Vienna, Austria 
 ---------------------------------------------  ---------------------  --------------  ---------------  -------------- 
                          2nd Floor 7-9 Swallow 
  Finland Investments      Street, London,         United 
   Limited                 England, W1B 4DE         Kingdom                  100%            100%         Holding 
----------------------  -----------------------  --------------------  --------------  ---------------  -------------- 
  FinnAust Mining         Kummunkatu 23,           Finland                   Nil             100%         Exploration 
   Finland Oy              FI-83500 Outokumpu, 
                           Finland 
----------------------  -----------------------  --------------------  --------------  ---------------  -------------- 
  FinnAust Mining         Kummunkatu 23,           Finland                   Nil             100%         Exploration 
   Northern Oy             FI-83500 Outokumpu, 
                           Finland 
----------------------  -----------------------  --------------------  --------------  ---------------  -------------- 
                          2nd Floor 7-9 Swallow 
  Disko Exploration        Street, London,         United 
   Limited                 England, W1B 4DE         Kingdom                  100%            100%         Exploration 
----------------------  -----------------------  --------------------  --------------  ---------------  -------------- 
  Dundas Titanium         c/o Nuna Advokater       Greenland                 Nil             100%         Exploration 
   A/S                     ApS, Qullilerfik 
                           2, 6, Postboks 59, 
                           Nuuk 3900, Greenland 
----------------------  -----------------------  --------------------  --------------  ---------------  -------------- 
 

All subsidiary undertakings are included in the consolidation.

The proportion of the voting rights in the subsidiary undertakings held directly by the parent company do not differ from the proportion of ordinary shares held.

10. Trade and other receivables

 
                                                   Group                        Company 
                                       ----------------------------  ---------------------------- 
                                         31 December    31 December    31 December    31 December 
                                                2019           2018           2019           2018 
  Current                                        GBP            GBP            GBP            GBP 
-------------------------------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
  Trade receivables                           43,925         30,237          4,312         30,236 
  Amounts owed by Group undertakings               -              -        395,174        191,346 
  Prepayments                                 83,423         72,989         83,423         62,685 
  VAT receivable (See note 25)               619,957        517,178        588,302        463,704 
  Other receivables                          712,450        148,556        657,160         92,649 
-------------------------------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
  Total                                    1,459,755        768,960      1,728,371        840,620 
-------------------------------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 

The fair value of all receivables is the same as their carrying values stated above.

Included in other receivables is an amount of GBP575,000 (2018: GBPnil) as at 31 December 2019 in respect of unpaid ordinary share capital issued on 25 November 2019.

At 31 December 2019 all trade and other receivables were fully performing. No ageing analysis is considered necessary as the Group has no significant trade receivable receivables which would require such an analysis to be disclosed under the requirements of IFRS 7.

The carrying amounts of the Group and Company's trade and other receivables are denominated in the following currencies:

 
                             Group                        Company 
                 ----------------------------  ---------------------------- 
                   31 December    31 December    31 December    31 December 
                          2019           2018           2019           2018 
                           GBP            GBP            GBP            GBP 
---------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
  UK Pounds          1,401,201        618,352      1,728,371        809,699 
  Euros                 38,637         70,756              -              - 
  Danish Krone          19,917         79,852              -         30,921 
---------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
                     1,459,755        768,960      1,728,371        840,620 
---------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 

The maximum exposure to credit risk at the reporting date is the carrying value of each class of receivable mentioned above. The Group does not hold any collateral as security.

11. Cash and cash equivalents

 
                                         Group                        Company 
                             ----------------------------  ---------------------------- 
                               31 December    31 December    31 December    31 December 
                                      2019           2018           2019           2018 
                                       GBP            GBP            GBP            GBP 
---------------------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
  Cash at bank and in hand      10,314,701      8,843,709     10,197,337      8,777,619 
---------------------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 

All of the UK entities cash at bank is held with institutions with an AA- credit rating. The Finland and Greenland entities cash at bank is held with institutions whose credit rating is unknown.

The carrying amounts of the Group and Company's cash and cash equivalents are denominated in the following currencies:

 
                             Group                        Company 
                 ----------------------------  ---------------------------- 
                   31 December    31 December    31 December    31 December 
                          2019           2018           2019           2018 
                           GBP            GBP            GBP            GBP 
---------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
  UK Pounds         10,212,030      8,781,031     10,197,337      8,777,619 
  Euros                 38,236          4,762              -              - 
  Danish Krone          64,435         57,916              -              - 
---------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
                    10,314,701      8,843,709     10,197,337      8,777,619 
---------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 

12. Trade and other payables

 
                                 Group                        Company 
                     ----------------------------  ---------------------------- 
                       31 December    31 December    31 December    31 December 
                              2019           2018           2019           2018 
                               GBP            GBP            GBP            GBP 
-------------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
  Trade payables         1,015,968        514,490        932,125        326,225 
  Other creditors           98,705        125,671            248         13,861 
  Accrued expenses         128,174        143,675         63,803        129,468 
-------------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
                         1,242,847        783,836        996,176        469,554 
-------------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 

Trade payables include amounts due of GBP898,395 in relation to exploration and evaluation activities.

The carrying amounts of the Group and Company's trade and other payables are denominated in the following currencies:

 
                             Group                        Company 
                 ----------------------------  ---------------------------- 
                   31 December    31 December    31 December    31 December 
                          2019           2018           2019           2018 
                           GBP            GBP            GBP            GBP 
---------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
  UK Pounds          1,061,692      8,781,031        996,176        469,554 
  Euros                 29,957          4,762              -              - 
  Danish Krone         151,198         57,916              -              - 
---------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
                     1,242,847      8,843,709        996,176        469,554 
---------------  -------------  -------------  -------------  ------------- 
 

13. Lease liabilities

Lease liabilities are effectively secured, as the rights to the leased asset revert to the lessor in the event of default.

 
                                                             Group and Company 
                                                       ---------------------------- 
                                                         31 December    31 December 
                                                                2019           2018 
  Lease liabilities                                              GBP            GBP 
-----------------------------------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
  Not later than one year                                     80,814              - 
  Later than one year and no later than five years            62,220              - 
  Later than five years                                            -              - 
                                                             143,034              - 
                                                       -------------  ------------- 
  Future finance charges on finance lease liabilities          3,966              - 
                                                       -------------  ------------- 
  Present value of finance lease liabilities                 147,000              - 
                                                       -------------  ------------- 
 

For the year ended 31 December 2019, the total finance charges were GBP2,492. The contracted and planned lease commitments were discounted using the incremental borrowing rate of 3%.

14. Deferred tax

An analysis of deferred tax liabilities is set out below.

 
                                           Group             Company 
                                   --------------------  -------------- 
                                        2019       2018    2019    2018 
                                         GBP        GBP     GBP     GBP 
---------------------------------  ---------  ---------  ------  ------ 
  Deferred tax liabilities 
  - Deferred tax liability after 
   more than 12 months               496,045    496,045       -       - 
---------------------------------  ---------  ---------  ------  ------ 
  Deferred tax liabilities           496,045    496,045       -       - 
---------------------------------  ---------  ---------  ------  ------ 
 

The Group has additional capital losses of approximately GBP8,883,046 (2018: GBP8,873,586) and other losses of approximately GBP6,181,673 (2018: GBP5,897,843) available to carry forward against future taxable profits. No deferred tax asset has been recognised in respect of these tax losses because of uncertainty over the timing of future taxable profits against which the losses may be offset.

15. Financial Instruments by Category

 
                                   31 December 2019                                       31 December 
  Group                                                                                    2018 
                                 ----------------------------------------  -----------  ---------------------- 
                                    Amortised                                Amortised 
                                         cost        FVTPL          Total         cost      FVTPL        Total 
  Assets per Statement of                              GBP                                    GBP 
  Financial 
  Performance                             GBP                         GBP          GBP                     GBP 
-------------------------------  ------------  -----------  -------------  -----------  ---------  ----------- 
  Trade and other receivables 
   (excluding prepayments)          1,376,332            -      1,376,332      695,971          -      695,971 
  Financial assets at fair 
   value 
   through profit or loss                   -            -              -            -    330,402      330,402 
  Cash and cash equivalents        10,314,701            -     10,314,701    8,843,709          -    8,843,709 
                                 ------------  -----------  -------------  -----------  ---------  ----------- 
                                   11,691,033            -     11,691,033    9,539,680    330,402    9,870,082 
                                 ------------  -----------  -------------  -----------  ---------  ----------- 
 
                                                                           31 December 
                                      31 December 2019                            2018 
                                   Amortised                    Amortised 
                                      cost           Total           cost        Total 
  Liabilities per Statement 
   of Financial Performance               GBP          GBP            GBP          GBP 
-------------------------------  ------------  -----------  -------------  ----------- 
  Trade and other payables 
   (excluding 
   non-financial liabilities)       1,242,847    1,242,847        783,836      783,836 
  Finance lease liability             143,034      143,034              -            - 
                                 ------------  -----------  -------------  ----------- 
                                    1,385,881    1,385,881        783,836      783,836 
                                 ------------  -----------  -------------  ----------- 
 
 

Company

 
                                              31 December 2019                         31 December 2018 
                                     Amortised                                 Amortised 
                                          cost        FVTPL           Total         cost      FVTPL        Total 
  Assets per Statement of 
   Financial Performance                   GBP          GBP             GBP          GBP        GBP          GBP 
------------------------------  --------------  -----------  --------------  -----------  ---------  ----------- 
  Trade and other receivables 
   (excluding prepayments)           1,644,498            -       1,644,498      777,935          -      777,935 
  Financial assets at fair 
   value through profit or 
   loss                                      -            -               -            -    330,402      330,402 
  Cash and cash equivalents         10,197,337            -      10,197,337    8,777,619          -    8,777,619 
                                --------------  -----------  --------------  -----------  ---------  ----------- 
                                    11,841,835            -      11,841,835    9,555,554    330,402    9,885,956 
                                --------------  -----------  --------------  -----------  ---------  ----------- 
 
                                      31 December 2019             31 December 2018 
                                  At amortised                 At amortised 
                                          cost        Total            cost        Total 
  Liabilities per Statement 
   of Financial Performance                GBP          GBP             GBP          GBP 
------------------------------  --------------  -----------  --------------  ----------- 
  Trade and other payables 
   (excluding non-financial 
   liabilities)                        996,176      996,176         469,554      469,554 
  Finance lease liability              143,034      143,034               -            - 
                                --------------  -----------  --------------  ----------- 
                                     1,139,210    1,139,210         469,554      469,554 
                                --------------  -----------  --------------  ----------- 
 
 

16. Share capital and premium

 
 
    Group and Company              Number of shares                  Share capital 
                        ----------------------------------  ---------------------------- 
                             31 December       31 December    31 December    31 December 
                                    2019              2018           2019           2018 
----------------------  ----------------  ----------------  -------------  ------------- 
  Ordinary shares            969,969,397       850,007,782         96,996         85,001 
  Deferred shares            558,104,193       558,104,193        558,104        588,104 
  Deferred A shares       68,289,656,190    71,271,328,120      6,828,966      7,127,132 
----------------------  ----------------  ----------------  -------------  ------------- 
  Total                   69,817,729,780    72,709,440,095      7,484,066      7,800,237 
----------------------  ----------------  ----------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
 
 
                                          Number of 
                                           Ordinary    Share capital    Share premium         Total 
    Issued at 0.01 pence per share           shares              GBP              GBP           GBP 
------------------------------------  -------------  ---------------  ---------------  ------------ 
  At 1 January 2018                     771,357,866           77,136       27,220,576    27,297,712 
------------------------------------  -------------  ---------------  ---------------  ------------ 
  Issue of new shares - 11 January 
   2018                                     143,495               14           22,486        22,500 
  Issue of new shares - 1 February 
   2018 (1)                              77,272,728            7,728       16,351,200    16,358,928 
  Issue of new shares - 23 May 
   2018                                      97,835               10           22,490        22,500 
  Exercise of options - 1 October 
   2018                                   1,000,000              100           99,900       100,000 
  Issue of new shares - 19 October 
   2018                                     135,858               13           22,487        22,500 
  As at 31 December 2018                850,007,782           85,001       43,739,139    43,824,140 
------------------------------------  -------------  ---------------  ---------------  ------------ 
  As at 1 January 2019                  850,007,782           85,001       43,739,139    43,824,140 
------------------------------------  -------------  ---------------  ---------------  ------------ 
  Issue of new shares - 24 January 
   2019                                   1,461,615              145          102,167       102,312 
  Issue of new shares - 24 January 
   2019                                   1,000,000              100           59,900        60,000 
  Exercise of options - 2 May 
   2019                                     300,000               30           29,970        30,000 
  Exercise of options - 10 May 
   2019                                   2,200,000              220          219,780       220,000 
  Issue of new shares - 25 November 
   2019 (2)                              75,000,000            7,500        7,316,700     7,324,200 
  Issue of new shares - 12 December 
   2019                                  40,000,000            4,000        3,996,000     4,000,000 
------------------------------------  -------------  ---------------  ---------------  ------------ 
  As at 31 December 2019                969,969,397           96,996       55,463,656    55,560,652 
------------------------------------  -------------  ---------------  ---------------  ------------ 
 

(1) Includes issue costs of GBP641,071

(2) Includes issue costs of GBP175,800

 
 
    Deferred Shares (nominal value of 0.1     Number of Deferred    Share capital 
    pence per share)                                      shares              GBP 
------------------------------------------  --------------------  --------------- 
  As at 1 January 2018                               588,104,193          588,104 
------------------------------------------  --------------------  --------------- 
  As at 31 December 2018                             588,104,193          588,104 
------------------------------------------  --------------------  --------------- 
  As at 1 January 2019                               588,104,193          588,104 
------------------------------------------  --------------------  --------------- 
  Other equity adjustment                           (30,000,000)         (30,000) 
------------------------------------------  --------------------  --------------- 
  As at 31 December 2019                             558,104,193          558,104 
------------------------------------------  --------------------  --------------- 
 
 
 
    Deferred A Shares (nominal value of 0.1     Number of Deferred    Share capital 
    pence per share)                                      A shares              GBP 
--------------------------------------------  --------------------  --------------- 
  As at 1 January 2018                              71,271,328,120        7,127,132 
--------------------------------------------  --------------------  --------------- 
  As at 31 December 2018                            71,271,328,120        7,127,132 
--------------------------------------------  --------------------  --------------- 
  As at 1 January 2019                              71,271,328,120        7,127,132 
--------------------------------------------  --------------------  --------------- 
  Other equity adjustment                          (2,981,671,930)        (298,167) 
--------------------------------------------  --------------------  --------------- 
  As at 31 December 2019                            68,289,656,190        6,828,966 
--------------------------------------------  --------------------  --------------- 
 

On 24 January 2019 the Company issued and allotted 1,461,615 new Ordinary Shares at a price of 7 pence per share per share as an exercise of warrants. On this same day the Company issued and allotted 1,000,000 new Ordinary Shares at a price of 6 pence per share as an exercise of warrants.

On 2 May 2019 the Company issued and allotted 300,000 new Ordinary Shares at a price of 10 pence per share as an exercise of options.

On 10 May 2019 the Company issued and allotted 2,200,000 new Ordinary Shares at a price of 10 pence per share as an exercise of options.

On 25 November 2019 the Company raised GBP7,500,000 via the issue and allotment of 75,000,000 new Ordinary Shares at a price of 10 pence per share.

On 12 December 2019 the Company raised GBP4,000,000 via the issue and allotment of 40,000,000 new Ordinary Shares at a price of 10 pence per share.

The Directors have corrected an error in the number of Deferred and Deferred A shares in the year ended 31 December 2019 relating to a share repurchase in 2011 which was not recorded correctly in the financial statements. This is not material and has therefore not amounted to a prior period adjustment. The correcting entry is a recategorisation of GBP328,167 recorded within share capital which should have been recorded in the capital redemption reserve. The adjustment has no impact on the Company or Group's net assets or profit or loss.

There is an amount of GBP575,000 which has not been paid as at 31 December 2019 in respect of the ordinary share capital issued on 25 November 2019 which is recorded in other receivables.

17. Share based payments

The Company has established a share option scheme for Directors, employees and consultants to the Group. Share options and warrants outstanding and exercisable at the end of the period have the following expiry dates and exercise prices:

 
                                                                    Options & Warrants 
                                           Exercise price in    31 December    31 December 
  Grant Date           Expiry Date             GBP per share           2019           2018 
-------------------  ------------------  -------------------  -------------  ------------- 
  29 November 2013     29 May 2019                      0.10              -      5,000,000 
  4 March 2016         3 March 2019                     0.06              -      1,000,000 
                       17 December 
  17 December 2016      2021                            0.07      1,228,153      2,689,768 
  9 June 2017          9 June 2022                     0.165      1,025,000      1,025,000 
  17 October 2017      17 October 2020                  0.20      5,350,000      5,350,000 
  17 October 2017      17 October 2020                  0.25      5,350,000      5,350,000 
  17 October 2017      17 October 2020                  0.30      5,350,000      5,350,000 
  23 July 2019         23 July 2023                     0.10      5,200,000              - 
  23 July 2019         23 July 2023                     0.15      5,200,000              - 
  23 July 2019         23 July 2023                     0.20      5,600,000              - 
-------------------  ------------------  -------------------  -------------  ------------- 
                                                                 34,303,153     25,764,768 
 --------------------------------------  -------------------  -------------  ------------- 
 

The Company and Group have no legal or constructive obligation to settle or repurchase the options or warrants in cash.

The fair value of the share options and warrants was determined using the Black Scholes valuation model. The parameters used are detailed below:

 
                                2016 Options    2017 Options    2017 Options    2017 Options 
                              --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Granted on:                    17/12/2016       9/6/2017       17/10/2017      17/10/2017 
  Life (years)                    5 years         5 years         3 years         3 years 
  Share price (pence per 
   share)                            7p            15.5p           17.75p          17.75p 
  Risk free rate                   0.81%           0.56%            0.5%            0.5% 
  Expected volatility              17.64%          31.83%          13.85%          13.85% 
  Expected dividend yield            -               -               -               - 
  Marketability discount            20%             20%             20%             20% 
  Total fair value (GBP000)          17              34              42              8 
 
 
                                2017 Options    2019 Options    2019 Options    2019 Options 
                              --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Granted on:                    17/10/2017      23/7/2019       23/7/2019       23/7/2019 
  Life (years)                    4 years         4 years         4 years         4 years 
  Share price (pence per 
   share)                          17.75p          7.45p           7.45p           7.45p 
  Risk free rate                    0.5%            0.5%            0.5%            0.5% 
  Expected volatility              13.85%          21.64%          21.64%          21.64% 
  Expected dividend yield            -               -               -               - 
  Marketability discount            20%             20%             20%             20% 
  Total fair value (GBP000)          1               31              5               1 
 

The expected volatility of the 2016, 2017 and 2019 options is based on historical volatility for the six months prior to the date of granting.

The risk-free rate of return is based on zero yield government bonds for a term consistent with the option life.

A reconciliation of options and warrants granted over the year to 31 December 2019 is shown below:

 
                                          2019                           2018 
                             -----------------------------  ----------------------------- 
                                                  Weighted                       Weighted 
                                                   average                        average 
                                                  exercise                       exercise 
                                    Number     price (GBP)         Number     price (GBP) 
---------------------------  -------------  --------------  -------------  -------------- 
  Outstanding at beginning 
   of period                    25,764,768          0.1913     26,764,768          0.1879 
  Expired                      (2,500,000)               -              -               - 
  Exercised                    (4,961,615)           0.085    (1,000,000)          0.1000 
  Granted                       16,000,000               -              -               - 
---------------------------  -------------  --------------  -------------  -------------- 
  Outstanding as at period 
   end                          34,303,153          0.1898    25,764 ,768          0.1913 
---------------------------  -------------  --------------  -------------  -------------- 
  Exercisable at period 
   end                          34,303,153          0.1898     25,764,768          0.1913 
---------------------------  -------------  --------------  -------------  -------------- 
 
 
                                     2019                                                  2018 
             ---------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------- 
                                          Weighted      Weighted                                Weighted      Weighted 
  Range        Weighted                    average       average     Weighted                    average       average 
  of            average                  remaining     remaining      average                  remaining     remaining 
  exercise     exercise                       life          life     exercise                       life          life 
  prices          price        Number     expected    contracted        price        Number     expected    contracted 
  (GBP)           (GBP)     of shares      (years)       (years)        (GBP)     of shares      (years)       (years) 
-----------  ----------  ------------  -----------  ------------  -----------  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
  0 - 0.05            -             -            -             -            -             -            -             - 
  0.05 - 
   2.00          0.1898    34,303,153         3.68          3.68       0.1913    25,764,768         1.65          1.65 
-----------  ----------  ------------  -----------  ------------  -----------  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
 

During the period there was a charge of GBP36,175 (2018: GBPnil) in respect of share options.

18. Other reserves

 
                                                                            Group 
                             ----------  ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
                                                Foreign 
                                               currency         Reverse                     Share 
                                 Merger     translation     acquisition    Redemption      option 
                                reserve         reserve         reserve       reserve     reserve          Total 
                                    GBP             GBP             GBP           GBP         GBP            GBP 
---------------------------  ----------  --------------  --------------  ------------  ----------  ------------- 
  At 31 December 2018           166,000         959,712     (8,071,001)        36,463     108,934    (6,799,892) 
---------------------------  ----------  --------------  --------------  ------------  ----------  ------------- 
  Currency translation 
   differences                        -     (1,153,814)               -             -           -    (1,153,814) 
  Exercised options                   -               -               -             -    (13,605)       (13,605) 
  Expired Options                     -               -               -             -     (1,598)        (1,598) 
  Issued Options                      -               -               -             -      36,175         36,175 
  Other equity adjustments            -               -               -       328,167           -        328,167 
---------------------------  ----------  --------------  --------------  ------------  ----------  ------------- 
  At 31 December 2019           166,000       (194,102)     (8,071,001)       364,630     129,906    (7,604,567) 
---------------------------  ----------  --------------  --------------  ------------  ----------  ------------- 
 
 
 
                                                    Company 
                              -------------------------------------------------- 
                                                             Share 
                                  Merger    Redemption      option 
                                 reserve       reserve     reserve       Total 
                                     GBP           GBP         GBP         GBP 
---------------------------   ----------  ------------  ----------  ---------- 
  At 31 December 2018            166,000        36,463     108,934     311,397 
----------------------------  ----------  ------------  ----------  ---------- 
  Exercised options                    -             -    (13,605)    (13,605) 
  Expired Options                      -             -     (1,598)     (1,598) 
  Issued Options                       -             -      36,175      36,175 
  Other equity adjustments             -       328,167           -     328,167 
----------------------------  ----------  ------------  ----------  ---------- 
  At 31 December 2019            166,000       364,630     129,906     660,536 
----------------------------  ----------  ------------  ----------  ---------- 
 

19. Employee benefit expense

 
                                                   Group                          Company 
                                      ------------------------------  ------------------------------ 
                                          Year ended      Year ended      Year ended      Year ended 
                                         31 December     31 December     31 December     31 December 
                                                2019            2018            2019            2018 
  Staff costs (excluding Directors)              GBP             GBP             GBP             GBP 
------------------------------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Salaries and wages                         948,450         790,179         438,012         279,567 
  Social security costs                       77,095         108,061          25,322           9,836 
  Retirement benefit costs                     5,084           1,616           5,084           1,374 
------------------------------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
                                           1,030,629         899,856         468,418         290,777 
------------------------------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------------- 
 

The average monthly number of employees for the Group during the year was 16 (year ended 31 December 2018:16) and the average monthly number of employees for the Company was 10 (year ended 31 December 2018: 9).

Of the above Group staff costs, GBP763,055 (year ended 31 December 2018: GBP485,063) has been capitalised in accordance with IFRS 6 as exploratory related costs and are shown as an intangible addition in the year.

20. Directors' remuneration

 
                                              Year ended 31 December 2019 
                               Short-term    Post-employment    Share based 
                                 benefits           benefits       payments      Total 
                                      GBP                GBP            GBP        GBP 
---------------------------  ------------  -----------------  -------------  --------- 
  Executive Directors 
  Roderick McIllree                57,612              1,143              -     58,755 
  Bo Stensgaard (1)               113,438                  -              -    113,438 
  Non-executive Directors 
  Ian Henderson                    50,000                  -              -     50,000 
  Garth Palmer (2)                 22,636                619              -     23,255 
  Peter Waugh                      24,000                492              -     24,492 
  Michael Hutchinson               25,000                  -              -     25,000 
                                  292,686              2,254              -    294,940 
                             ------------  -----------------  -------------  --------- 
 
 

Of the above Group directors' remuneration, GBP44,412 (31 December 2018: GBP42,905) has been capitalised in accordance with IFRS 6 as exploratory related costs and are shown as an intangible addition in the year.

 
                                                                                           Year ended 31 December 
                                                                                                    2018 
                               Short-term    Post-employment    Share based 
                                 benefits           benefits       payments      Total 
                                      GBP                GBP            GBP        GBP 
---------------------------  ------------  -----------------  -------------  --------- 
  Executive Directors 
  Roderick McIllree               182,783                640              -    183,423 
  Non-executive Directors 
  Greg Kuenzel (3)                 10,286                  5              -     10,291 
  Ian Henderson                    19,022                  -              -     19,022 
  Garth Palmer                     16,114                330              -     16,444 
  Peter Waugh                      24,000                  -              -     24,000 
  Michael Hutchinson               25,000                315              -     25,315 
                                  277,205              1,290              -    278,495 
                             ------------  -----------------  -------------  --------- 
 
 

(1) Bo Stensgaard was appointed on 13 August 2019

(2) Garth Palmer resigned on 12 December 2019

(3) Gregory Kuenzel resigned on 2 June 2018

Details of fees paid to Companies and Partnerships of which the Directors detailed above are Directors and Partners have been disclosed in Note 28.

The remuneration of Directors and key executives is determined by the remuneration committee having regard to the performance of individuals and market trends.

21. Finance income

 
                                                                  Group 
                                                     ------------------------------ 
                                                         Year ended      Year ended 
                                                        31 December     31 December 
                                                               2019            2018 
                                                                GBP             GBP 
---------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Interest received from cash and cash equivalents            6,454          12,209 
---------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Finance Income                                              6,454          12,209 
---------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
 

22. Other gain/(losses)

 
                                                               Group 
                                                  ------------------------------ 
                                                      Year ended      Year ended 
                                                     31 December     31 December 
                                                            2019            2018 
                                                             GBP             GBP 
------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Gain/(Loss) on financial assets measured 
   at fair value through profit or loss                  668,133        (96,573) 
  Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment         (71,644)               - 
  Other gains                                           (29,421)           3,462 
------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Other gain/(losses)                                    567,068        (93,111) 
------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
 

23. Income tax expense

No charge to taxation arises due to the losses incurred.

The tax on the Group's loss before tax differs from the theoretical amount that would arise using the weighted average tax rate applicable to the losses of the consolidated entities as follows:

 
                                                               Group 
                                                  ------------------------------ 
                                                      Year ended      Year ended 
                                                     31 December     31 December 
                                                            2019            2018 
                                                             GBP             GBP 
------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Loss before tax                                    (1,806,941)    (10,776,686) 
------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Tax at the applicable rate of 21.96% (2018: 
   21.82% )                                            (396,804)     (2,187,667) 
  Effects of: 
  Expenditure not deductible for tax purposes            122,433       1,807,738 
  Depreciation in excess of/(less than) capital 
   allowances                                            (9,460)       (450,153) 
  Net tax effect of losses carried forward               283,831         830,082 
------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Tax charge                                                   -               - 
------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
 

The weighted average applicable tax rate of 21.96% (2018: 21.82%) used is a combination of the 19% standard rate of corporation tax in the UK, 20% Finnish corporation tax and 30% Greenlandic corporation tax.

The Group has a potential deferred income tax asset of approximately GBP1,189,029 (2018: GBP1,179,569) due to tax losses available to carry forward against future taxable profits. The Company has tax losses of approximately GBP6,181,673 (2018: GBP5,897,843) available to carry forward against future taxable profits. No deferred tax asset has been recognised on accumulated tax losses because of uncertainty over the timing of future taxable profits against which the losses may be offset.

24. Earnings per share

Group

The calculation of the total basic earnings per share of (0.21) pence (31 December 2018: (1.279) pence) is based on the loss attributable to equity holders of the parent company of GBP1,806,941 (31 December 2018: GBP10,776,686) and on the weighted average number of ordinary shares of 969,969,397 (31 December 2018: 842,546,640) in issue during the year.

In accordance with IAS 33, basic and diluted earnings per share are identical for the Group as the effect of the exercise of share options would be to decrease the earnings per share. Details of share options that could potentially dilute earnings per share in future periods are set out in Note 17 .

25. Expenses by nature

 
                                                 Group 
                                    ------------------------------ 
                                        Year ended      Year ended 
                                       31 December     31 December 
                                              2019            2018 
                                               GBP             GBP 
----------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
 
  Employee expenses                        437,329         281,158 
  Establishment expenses                   105,971          91,211 
  Travel & subsistence                     130,708         141,906 
  Professional & consultancy fees          897,713         930,372 
  IT & Software                             17,605           9,795 
  Insurance                                 76,157          54,832 
  Depreciation                             500,479         250,590 
  Share Option expense                      36,175               - 
  Other expenses                            57,487          40,987 
----------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Total administrative expenses          2,259,624       1,800,851 
----------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
 

Services provided by the Company's auditor and its associates

During the year, the Group (including overseas subsidiaries) obtained the following services from the Company's auditors and its associates:

 
                                                                 Group 
                                                    ------------------------------ 
                                                        Year ended      Year ended 
                                                       31 December     31 December 
                                                              2019            2018 
                                                               GBP             GBP 
--------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
  Fees payable to the Company's auditor and its 
   associates for the audit of the Parent Company 
   and Consolidated Financial Statements                    65,655          47,000 
  Fees payable to the Company's auditor for tax 
   compliance & other services                              20,868          70,778 
--------------------------------------------------  --------------  -------------- 
 
 

26. Commitments

(a) Royalty agreements

As part of the contractual arrangement with Magnus Minerals Limited ('Magnus') the Group has agreed to pay royalties on revenue from mineral sales arising from mines developed by the Group. Under the terms of the respective Royalty Agreements between Magnus and the Company, the Group shall pay the following:

   --    0.5% of net smelter returns over mineral production from the Kainuu Schist Belt tenements; 

-- 1.0% of net smelter returns over mineral production from the Outokumpu Savonara Mine Belt tenements;

   --    1.5% of net smelter returns over mineral production from the Enonoski Area tenements; and 
   --    2.5% of net smelter returns over mineral production from the Hammaslahti Area tenements. 

The Enonoski and Hammaslahti Royalty Agreements further provide that royalty entitlements may be extended to future rights with the respective areas of influence defined with the agreements.

Additionally, under the terms of the Kainuu Schist Belt Royalty Agreement and the Outokumpu Savonara Mine Belt Royalty Agreement the Group is obligated to pay SES Finland Limited a 0.5% net smelter royalty in respect of production from the associated tenements and Western Areas Limited ("Western Areas") 0.5% of net smelter returns over mineral production of the tenements using a biological leaching technology owned by Western Areas.

(b) License commitments

Bluejay now owns 7 mineral exploration licenses in Greenland. Licence 2015/08 and 2019/114 is a part of the Dundas project and licences 2011/31, 2012/29, 2017/01, 2018/16 and 2019/116 are part of the Disko projects in Greenland. These licences include commitments to pay annual licence fees and minimum spend requirements.

As at 31 December 2019 these are as follows:

 
                                                                   Group 
                                               -------------------------------------------- 
  Group                                          License               Minimum 
                                                    fees     spend requirement        Total 
                                                     GBP                   GBP          GBP 
---------------------------------------------  ---------  --------------------  ----------- 
  Not later than one year                          3,009                     -        3,009 
  Later than one year and no later than five 
   years                                          14,234             5,768,829    5,783,063 
---------------------------------------------  ---------  --------------------  ----------- 
  Total                                           17,243             5,768,829    5,768,072 
---------------------------------------------  ---------  --------------------  ----------- 
 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greenland Government has approved that there will be no mineral exploration licence spend obligations for the period 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2020.

27. Contingent liabilities

The Directors are in the process of appealing an assessment made by HMRC which relates to the Company's ability to claim input VAT because, in the view of HMRC, the Company does not technically constitute a business for the purposes of VAT and is not eligible to make such claims in connection with services it supplied to the Company's subsidiaries. The initial assessment raised by HMRC is for an amount of GBP255,492 and relates to input VAT claimed and repaid by HMRC between 2012-2015. At the point the assessment was raised, HMRC ceased to repay any further claims for input VAT made by the Company. The Company has continued to submit the appropriate returns to HMRC and as a result, the Company has a receivable from HMRC of GBP588,302 at 31 December 2019 which is included within trade and other receivables. HMRC has made a further protective assessment for this amount, bringing the total amount of the dispute at 31 December 2019 to GBP843,794.

The Directors strongly refute the view of HMRC that the Company does not constitute a business for VAT purposes. As at the date of release, the case is yet to be heard in front of a Tribunal. Tribunal was scheduled for March 2020, however due to COVID-19, it has been pushed back indefinitely. The Company has engaged professional services of legal counsel who will be representing it before the Tribunal. Counsel confirms the Company has a strong case.

Accordingly, the Directors believe that the amount of GBP843,794 will be recovered in full and therefore have not recognised any impairment to the carrying value of this amount.

28. Related party transactions

Loans to Group undertakings

Amounts receivable as a result of loans granted to subsidiary undertakings are as follows:

 
                                          Company 
                               ---------------------------- 
                                 31 December    31 December 
                                        2019           2018 
                                         GBP            GBP 
-----------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
 
  Finland Investments Ltd                  -              - 
  FinnAust Mining Finland Oy       6,764,324      6,398,621 
  Centurion Mining Limited               345            345 
  BJ Mining Limited                        -      1,010,623 
  Dundas Titanium A/S             19,785,147     11,112,258 
  Disko Exploration Limited          980,121        396,212 
-----------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
  At 31 December (Note 9 )        27,529,937     18,918,059 
-----------------------------  -------------  ------------- 
 

Loans granted to subsidiaries have increased during the year due to additional loans being granted to the subsidiaries, and foreign exchange loss of GBP1,344,308, given that no loans were repaid during the year.

These amounts are unsecured and repayable in Euros and Danish Krone when sufficient cash resources are available in the subsidiaries.

All intra Group transactions are eliminated on consolidation.

Other transactions

The Group defines its key management personnel as the Directors of the Company as disclosed in the Directors' Report.

Heytesbury Corporate LLP, a limited liability partnership of which Garth Palmer is a partner, was paid a fee of GBP84,000 for the year ended 31 December 2019 (31 December 2018: GBP84,000) for the provision of corporate management, accounting and consulting services to the Company. There was a balance of GBP9,622 owing at year end (31 December 2018: GBP8,537).

RM Corporate Limited, a limited company of which Roderick McIllree is a director, was paid a fee of GBP221,996 for the year ended 31 December 2019 (31 December 2018: GBP126,996) for the provision of corporate management and consulting services to the Company. There was a balance of GBP12,700 owing at year end (31 December 2018: GBP12,700).

PMW Consultancy Services, operated by Peter Waugh as a sole trader, was paid a fee of GBP35,664 for the year ended 31 December 2019 (31 December 2018: GBP52,600) for consulting services to the Company. There was a balance of GBP10,000 owing at year end (31 December 2018: GBP10,000).

Greenland Gas & Oil Limited, a limited company of which Roderick McIllree is a director, was paid a fee of GBPnil for the year ended 31 December 2019 (31 December 2018: GBP9,300) for geological information systems consulting services to the Company. There was no balance outstanding at the year-end (31 December 2018: GBPnil).

29. Ultimate controlling party

The Directors believe there is no ultimate controlling party.

30. Events after the reporting date

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the Coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic in recognition of its rapid spread across the globe, with over 200 countries now affected. Many governments are taking increasingly stringent steps to help contain or delay the spread of the virus and as a result there is a significant increase in economic uncertainty.

For the Group's 31 December 2019 financial statements, the Coronavirus outbreak and the related impacts are considered non-adjusting events. Consequently, there is no impact on the recognition and measurement of assets and liabilities. Due to the uncertainty of the outcome of current events, the Group cannot reasonably estimate the impact these events will have on the Group's financial position, results of operations or cash flows in the future.

**ENDS**

For further information please visit http://www.bluejaymining.com or contact:

 
  Roderick McIllree     Bluejay Mining plc               +44 (0) 20 7907 9326 
  Kevin Sheil           Bluejay Mining plc               +44 (0) 20 7907 9326 
                      -------------------------------  ---------------------- 
                        SP Angel Corporate Finance 
                         LLP 
  Ewan Leggat            (Nominated Adviser)             +44 (0) 20 3470 0470 
                      -------------------------------  ---------------------- 
                        SP Angel Corporate Finance 
                         LLP 
  Soltan Tagiev          (Nominated Adviser)             +44 (0) 20 3470 0470 
                      -------------------------------  ---------------------- 
                        Hannam & Partners (Advisory) 
  Andrew Chubb           LLP                             +44 (0) 20 7907 8500 
                      -------------------------------  ---------------------- 
  Charlotte Page        St Brides Partners Ltd           +44 (0) 20 7236 1177 
                      -------------------------------  ---------------------- 
  Cosima Akerman        St Brides Partners Ltd           +44 (0) 20 7236 1177 
                      -------------------------------  ---------------------- 
 

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