Notes on the Accounts

for the year ended 31st March 2012

12 Employee and key management personnel costs

12a Employee numbers

  2012 2011
The average monthly number of employees during the year was:    
Environmental Technologies 5,568 5,313
Precious Metal Products 2,847 2,657
Fine Chemicals 1,089 1,052
Corporate and Central Research 410 366
Average number of employees 9,914 9,388
Actual number of employees at 31st March 10,058 9,742

The number of temporary employees included above at 31st March 2012 was 253 (2011 237).

The actual number of staff was:

  At 31st March 2012 At 31st March 2011
  Actual
employees
Agency
staff
Total
headcount
Actual
employees
Agency
staff
Total
headcount
Environmental Technologies 5,640 687 6,327 5,569 654 6,223
Precious Metal Products 2,894 165 3,059 2,711 88 2,799
Fine Chemicals 1,090 17 1,107 1,089 35 1,124
Corporate and Central Research 434 4 438 373 6 379
Total 10,058 873 10,931 9,742 783 10,525

12b Employee benefits expense

  2012
£ million
2011
£ million
Wages and salaries 392.9 371.2
Social security costs 48.2 36.4
Pension and other post-employment costs 32.3 34.3
Share-based payments 18.8 17.1
Total employee benefits expense 492.2 459.0

Termination benefits of £5.2 million (2011 £33.3 million) are not included above.

12c Key management personnel

The key management of the group and parent company consist of the Board of Directors and the members of the Chief Executive’s Committee (CEC). During the year ended 31st March 2012 the CEC had eleven members (2011 twelve members). Their compensation charged in the year was:

  2012
£ million
2011
£ million
Short term employee benefits 6.5 6.8
Pension and other post-employment costs 0.4 0.6
Share-based payments 3.6 2.9
Non-executive directors’ fees and benefits 0.6 0.6
Total compensation of key management personnel 11.1 10.9

Other than the compensation above there were no transactions with any key management personnel. There were no balances outstanding at the year end.

Information on the directors’ remuneration is given in the Remuneration Report.

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