|Cost of sales||(386.2)||(368.7)|
|Other operating income||3.5||5.2|
|Other operating expenses||(1.9)||(5.0)|
|Headline operating profit||107.4||97.5|
|Amortisation of acquired intangible fixed assets*||(4.5)||(2.0)|
|Operating profit prior to exceptional items||102.9||95.5|
* Administration expenses total £114.9m (2012: £108.7m).
Exceptional items comprise:
|Profit on disposal of investments||–||(2.4)|
Further details of these items are included in the Finance Director's report.
Profit for the year has been arrived at after charging/(crediting):
|Net foreign exchange gains||(0.1)||–|
|Depreciation of property, plant and equipment||51.9||48.7|
|Amortisation of intangible fixed assets||5.5||4.2|
|(Gain) / loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment||(0.1)||0.1|
|Staff costs (see note 4)||242.3||228.8|
|Impairment loss on trade receivables||0.5||0.4|
|Impairment of fixed assets||5.1||0.7|
The analysis of auditor's remuneration on a worldwide basis is as follows:
|Fees payable to the Company's auditor for the audit of the Company's annual accounts||0.1||0.1|
|Fees payable to the Company's auditor and its associates for other services:|
|The audit of the Company's subsidiaries||0.7||0.6|
|Total audit fees||0.8||0.7|
|Taxation compliance services||0.1||0.1|
|Total non-audit fees||0.1||0.1|
In addition to the amounts shown above, the auditor received fees of £5,580 (2012: £6,000) for the audit of the Group's pension schemes.
Fees paid to Deloitte LLP and its associates for non-audit services to the Company are not required to be disclosed because the consolidated financial statements are required to disclose such fees on a consolidated basis.
A description of the work of the Audit Committee is set out in the Audit Committee report and includes an explanation of how auditor objectivity and independence is safeguarded when non-audit services are provided by the auditor.