|Cost of sales||(378.4)||(359.0)|
|Other operating income||4.4||4.1|
|Other operating (expenses)/income||(4.4)||2.1|
|Headline operating profit||99.6||102.1|
|Amortisation of acquired intangible fixed assets*||(4.5)||(4.2)|
|Operating profit prior to exceptional items||95.1||97.9|
* Administration and exceptional expenses total £106.8m (2015: £118.0m).
Exceptional items comprise:
Further details of acquisition and reorganisation costs are included in the Chief Financial Officer's report.
Profit for the year has been arrived at after charging/(crediting):
|Net foreign exchange (gains)/losses||(0.5)||0.4|
|Depreciation of property, plant and equipment||54.1||48.8|
|Amortisation of intangible fixed assets||5.6||5.0|
|Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment||(4.5)||(2.1)|
|Staff costs (see note 4)||239.5||220.3|
|Impairment loss on trade receivables||1.2||1.3|
|Impairment of fixed assets – recognised in exceptional items||–||9.0|
|Impairment of fixed assets – recognised in operating profit||5.1||–|
|Impairment of other assets – recognised in exceptional items||–||0.5|
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|
|Audit related assurance services*||0.1||0.1|
|Taxation compliance services||–||0.1|
|Total non-audit fees||0.1||0.2|
In addition to the amounts shown above, the auditor received fees of £6,800 (2015: £5,900) 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.
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.
* This includes £0.1m (2015: £0.1m) for the review of the half year report.