Notes on the Accounts

for the year ended 31st March 2013

12 Employee and key management personnel costs

12a Employee numbers

  2013 2012
The average monthly number of employees during the year was:    
Environmental Technologies 5,968 5,568
Precious Metal Products 2,937 2,847
Fine Chemicals 1,108 1,089
Corporate and Central Research 485 410
Average number of employees 10,498 9,914
Actual number of employees at 31st March 10,995 10,058

The number of temporary employees included above at 31st March 2013 was 390 (2012 253).

The actual number of staff was:

  At 31st March 2013 At 31st March 2012
  Actual
employees
Agency
staff
Total
headcount
Actual
employees
Agency
staff
Total
headcount
Environmental Technologies 6,445 740 7,185 5,640 687 6,327
Precious Metal Products 2,948 137 3,085 2,894 165 3,059
Fine Chemicals 1,107 30 1,137 1,090 17 1,107
Corporate and Central Research 495 4 499 434 4 438
Total 10,995 911 11,906 10,058 873 10,931

12b Employee benefits expense

  2013
£ million
2012
£ million
Wages and salaries 403.9 392.9
Social security costs 41.8 48.2
Pension and other post-employment costs 47.6 32.3
Share-based payments 14.3 18.8
Total employee benefits expense 507.6 492.2

Termination benefits of £4.9 million (2012 £5.2 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 2013 the CEC had 11 members (2012 11 members). Their compensation charged in the year was:

  2013
£ million
2012
£ million
Short term employee benefits 4.6 6.5
Pension and other post-employment costs 0.5 0.4
Share-based payments 2.0 3.6
Non-executive directors’ fees and benefits 0.5 0.6
Total compensation of key management personnel 7.6 11.1

Termination benefits not included above were £0.8 million (2012 £ nil). 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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