Notes to the consolidated financial statements

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31 March

 

2010
£m

2009
£m

Decrease in inventories

113

113

Decrease in receivables

126

47

Increase/(decrease) in payables

84

(84)

Decrease in derivative financial instruments (excluding debt-related derivatives)

8

6

Decrease in provisions for other liabilities and charges

(19)

(34)

Decrease in retirement benefit obligations

(21)

(17)

Decrease in working capital (continuing operations)

291

31

Excluded from the movement in retirement benefit obligations is an actuarial loss of £104 million (2009 – £71 million).