Annual Report and Accounts 2009

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

6. Staff costs

Total Group 2009
Number
2008
Number
Average number employed
Housing United Kingdom including corporate office 3,469 4,063
Housing North America 849 1,158
Housing Spain and Gibraltar 46 105
Construction – continuing and discontinued* 334 2,743
  4,698 8,069
 
United Kingdom 3,469 5,090
Overseas 1,229 2,979
  4,698 8,069

* The 2009 Construction staff numbers represent employees of the residual Construction businesses disposed of in April 2009. Of the 2,743 average staff number in 2008, 1,102 related to the disposed Construction business.

  2009
£m
2008
£m
Remuneration 
Wages and salaries 203.6 255.3
Redundancy costs 2.0 17.9
Social security costs 18.5 27.3
Other pension costs 10.5 12.7
  234.6 313.2

The information required by the Companies Act 2006 and the Listing Rules of the Financial Services Authority is contained in the Directors' Remuneration Report.