Annual Report and Accounts 2009

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year to 31 December 2009

13. Property, plant and equipment

  Freehold land
and buildings
£m
Plant and
equipment
£m
Total
£m
Cost
At 1 January 2008 9.3 79.4 88.7
Additions 10.9 10.9
Disposals (8.1) (34.4) (42.5)
Changes in exchange rates 0.3 4.9 5.2
At 31 December 2008 1.5 60.8 62.3
Additions 2.5 2.5
Disposals (0.4) (35.9) (36.3)
Changes in exchange rates (0.1) (1.2) (1.3)
At 31 December 2009 1.0 26.2 27.2
Accumulated depreciation
At 1 January 2008 (49.7) (49.7)
Disposals 14.7 14.7
Charge for the year (7.9) (7.9)
Changes in exchange rates (3.9) (3.9)
At 31 December 2008 (46.8) (46.8)
Disposals 31.6 31.6
Charge for the year (4.7) (4.7)
Changes in exchange rates 0.9 0.9
At 31 December 2009 (19.0) (19.0)
Carrying amount Freehold land
and buildings
£m
Plant and
equipment
£m
Total
£m
At 31 December 2009 1.0 7.2 8.2
At 31 December 2008 1.5 14.0 15.5