|Cost of sales||(451.0)||(429.9)|
|Other operating income||11.6||4.5|
|Other operating expenses||(2.3)||(1.0)|
|Headline operating profit||138.3||123.9|
|Amortisation of acquired intangible fixed assets||(3.7)||(4.5)|
Profit for the year has been arrived at after charging/(crediting):
|Net foreign exchange gain||(0.1)||–|
|Depreciation of property, plant and equipment||60.1||58.1|
|Amortisation of intangible fixed assets||5.6||6.2|
|Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment||(1.7)||(0.7)|
|Staff costs (see note 4)||291.1||283.8|
|Impairment (gain)/loss on trade receivables||(0.2)||0.8|
|Impairment of fixed assets – recognised in operating profit||1.8||0.4|
The analysis of auditor's remuneration on a worldwide basis is as follows:
|Fees payable to the auditor for the audit of the annual accounts||0.2||0.1|
|Fees payable to the auditor and its associates for other services:|
|The audit of the Group's subsidiaries||0.7||0.7|
|Total audit fees||0.9||0.8|
|Audit-related assurance 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 £7,700 (2017: £7,000) for the audit of the Group's pension schemes.
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 (2017: £0.1m) for the review of the half year report.