This excerpt taken from the LYG 20-F filed Jun 6, 2006.
EITF Issue 05-6 Determining the Amortisation Period for Leasehold Improvements Purchased After Lease Inception or Acquired in a Business Combination
EITF Issue 05-6, which was issued in June 2005 and is effective for reporting periods beginning after 29 June 2005, is to be applied prospectively to the amortisation period for newly acquired leasehold improvements and the unamortised portion of existing leasehold improvements, that were either purchased subsequent to the inception of the lease or acquired in a business combination. The EITF requires that the cost of such assets be amortised over the shorter of the useful life of the assets or a term that includes required lease periods and renewals that are deemed to be reasonably assured. Adoption of this EITF is not expected to have a material impact on Lloyds TSB Groups US GAAP financial statements.