|Cost of sales||(382.0)||(386.2)|
|Other operating income||5.4||3.5|
|Other operating expenses||(1.4)||(1.9)|
|Headline operating profit||111.1||107.4|
|Amortisation of acquired intangible fixed assets*||(3.9)||(4.5)|
|Operating profit prior to exceptional items||107.2||102.9|
*Administration expenses total £106.2m (2013: £114.9m).
Exceptional items comprise:
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 losses/(gains)||0.1||(0.1)|
|Depreciation of property, plant and equipment||50.3||51.9|
|Amortisation of intangible fixed assets||4.8||5.5|
|Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment||(1.4)||(0.1)|
|Staff costs (see note 4)||234.9||242.3|
|Impairment loss on trade receivables||0.1||0.5|
|Impairment of fixed assets||2.7||5.1|
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||0.7|
|Total audit fees||0.8||0.8|
|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 £5,750 (2013: £5,580) 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.