Annual Report 2016 - Page 65

Annual Report 2016 Notes to the Financial Statements 3 Operating Costs before exceptional operating item (net) 2016 2015 (as restated) £’000 £’000 Other operating income (note 6) Raw materials and consumables Staff costs (note 4) Depreciation (non-infrastructure assets) Depreciation (infrastructure assets) Infrastructure renewals expenditure Amortisation of goodwill Amortisation of capital contributions Operating lease rentals:    plant and machinery   other Other operating costs (1,683) 26,225 77,374 21,552 3,439 7,510 4,328 (2,283) (1,038) 24,204 78,385 20,189 3,338 8,693 3,729 (2,207) 133 3,296 47,558 195 3,086 56,091 187,449 194,665 The Group auditor’s remuneration is analysed as follows: 2016 £'000 2015 £'000 Fees payable to the Company's auditor for the audit of the    Company's annual accounts The audit of other Group undertakings pursuant to legislation 35 172 20 155 Total audit fees 207 175 Other services pursuant to legislation 15 14 Other services 18 20 Tax services 20 26 Total non-audit fees The increase in audit fees in year ended 31 March 2016 mainly relates to work in connection with the transition to FRS 102. 4 53 60 Staff Costs 2016 £’000 Wages, salaries and bonuses Social security costs Pension costs 68,724 6,344 2,306 2015 £’000 68,949 6,205 3,231 77,374 78,385 2016 2015 Number Number Average number of employees   South Staffs Water 430    Non-regulated service companies 2,065 478 2,015 2,495 2,493 5 Directors’ Remuneration The remuneration of the Directors of the Company, is set out below. 2016 £’000 2015 £’000 Emoluments 362 336 No Directors holding office at 31 March 2016 accrued benefits in respect of service in the year under a Group defined benefit pension scheme during the year (2015: 1 Director) and 1 Director was a member of a Group money purchase pension scheme during the year (2015: No Directors). There were £61,000 of contributions paid by the Group to money purchase pension schemes in respect of Directors during the year (2015: £Nil). The highest paid Director received emoluments of £362,000 (2015: £336,000) during the year. There were £61,000 of Group contributions to a money purchase pension scheme in respect of the highest paid Director (2015: £Nil). None of the Directors had a material interest in any contract to which the Group was party during the year or the preceding year. 63