Notes to the Accounts For the year ended 31 December 2007

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4. Employee information

The average number of employees (including Executive Directors) during the year and total number of employees (including Executive Directors) at 31 December 2007 were as follows:

  2007
Average No.
2006
Average No.
2007
Total No.
2006
Total No.
Management 163 123 179 141
Client services 3,153 2,261 3,658 2,623
Administration 1,089 921 1,215 994
  4,405 3,305 5,052 3,758

Employment costs (including Directors' emoluments) comprised:

  2007
£'000
2006
£'000
Wages and salaries 186,873 140,806
Social security costs 24,096 18,366
Pension costs - defined contribution plans 7,017 5,141
Equity settled transactions 6,757 4,479
  224,743 168,792

Details of Directors' remuneration for the year are provided in the Directors' Remuneration Report.

No staff are employed by the parent company (2006: nil) hence no remuneration has been disclosed.

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