The Company participates in a Group defined benefit scheme, the details of which are disclosed in note 28 to the consolidated financial statements. However, the Company is unable to identify its share of the underlying assets and liabilities and has therefore accounted for the scheme as if it were a defined contribution scheme. Full disclosures concerning the scheme as required by IAS 19 (revised) are set out in note 28 to the consolidated financial statements. These also satisfy the requirements of FRS17 'Retirement Benefits'.
The contributions made by the Company over the financial year to both the defined contribution and the defined benefit schemes amounted to £0.3m (2012: £0.2m) and £0.4m (2012: £0.4m) respectively. As at 31 December 2013, contributions of £nil (2012: £nil) due in respect of the current reporting period had not been paid over to the schemes.