Notes to the financial statements

for the year ended 31 March 2012

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16 Property, plant and equipment

Consolidated Land and
buildings
£’000
Exchange
equipment
£’000
External
plant
£’000
Vehicles, other
apparatus and
equipment
£’000
Total
£’000
Cost
At 1 April 2010 18,149 203,984 312,415 73,552 608,100
Additions 2,408 5,182 2,551 10,141
Own work capitalised 343 343
Disposals (543) (96,993) (87,545) (25,095) (210,176)
Transfers (7) 79,641 (84,491) 4,857
At 31 March 2011 17,599 189,040 145,904 55,865 408,408
Additions 67 4,406 5,399 8,823 18,695
Own work capitalised 174 387 257 818
Disposals (57) (615) (27,468) (28,140)
At 31 March 2012 17,609 193,005 151,690 37,477 399,781
Accumulated depreciation
At 1 April 2010 9,606 167,278 242,532 64,627 484,043
Charge for the year 536 4,229 6,224 7,475 18,464
Disposals (543) (96,993) (87,553) (24,989) (210,078)
Transfers 1,608 71,924 (75,212) 1,680
At 31 March 2011 11,207 146,438 85,991 48,793 292,429
Charge for the year 490 3,659 8,597 4,845 17,591
Disposals (57) (615) (27,468) (28,140)
At 31 March 2012 11,640 149,482 94,588 26,170 281,880
Net book value
At 31 March 2012 5,969 43,523 57,102 11,307 117,901
At 31 March 2011 6,392 42,602 59,913 7,072 115,979

The figures stated include the following amounts in respect of assets held under finance leases and hire purchase contracts:

Land and
buildings
£’000
Exchange
equipment
£’000
External
plant
£’000
Vehicles, other
apparatus and
equipment
£’000
Total
£’000
Cost
At 31 March 2012 1,185 8,289 2,835 830 13,139
At 31 March 2011 1,241 8,289 2,835 830 13,195
Accumulated depreciation
At 31 March 2012 607 8,289 2,666 687 12,249
At 31 March 2011 606 8,289 2,262 530 11,687
Carrying amount
At 31 March 2012 578 169 143 890
At 31 March 2011 635 573 300 1,508

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