Notes to the consolidated financial statements

Continuing operations

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Year to 31 March

 

Notes

2010
£m

2009
£m

External sales

 

3 506

3 553

Staff costs

9

262

257

Inventories:

 

 

 

– cost of inventories recognised as an expense (included in cost of sales)

 

1 971

2 019

– fair value loss on derivatives held for trading (included in cost of sales)

 

5

8

– impairment of inventories recognised in the year

 

3

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment:

 

 

 

– owned assets

16

114

109

– leased assets

16

2

3

Exceptional items

7

276

119

Amortisation of intangible assets:

 

 

 

– intangible assets arising on acquisition of businesses

15

14

15

– other intangible assets

15

6

5

Operating lease rentals:

 

 

 

– plant and machinery

 

24

27

Research and development expenditure

 

26

28

Impairment of trade receivables

23

3

2

Reversal of impairment of trade receivables

23

(1)

(3)

Government grant income, including Transitional Aid

 

(20)

(28)

Ineffectiveness on derivative financial instruments:

 

 

 

– ineffectiveness loss/(gain) on derivatives designated as cash flow hedges

20

3

(4)

– ineffectiveness (gain)/loss on derivatives designated as net investment hedges

20

(1)

1

Other operating expenses

 

814

828

Total

 

3 498

3 389

Operating profit from continuing operations

 

8

164

Discontinued operations

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Year to 31 March

 

Notes

2010
£m

2009
£m

External sales

12

101

852

Staff costs

9

4

Inventories:

 

 

 

– cost of inventories recognised as an expense (included in cost of sales)

 

103

811

Exceptional items

7

22

Impairment of trade receivables

23

3

Other operating expenses

 

33

Total

 

103

873

Operating loss from discontinued operations

12

(2)

(21)