Financial statements

Company balance sheet
As at 31 December 2009

  Notes 2009
£m
2008
£m
Fixed assets      
Investments 1 959.9 950.8
Deferred tax assets 3 24.4
    984.3 950.8
Current assets      
Debtors 4 1,232.1 739.1
Cash at bank and in hand   8.4 29.8
    1,240.5 768.9
Creditors – amounts falling due within one year      
Trade and other creditors 5 (11.3) (4.3)
Bank loans 6 (210.5)
    (11.3) (214.8)
Net current assets   1,229.2 554.1
Total assets less current liabilities   2,213.5 1,504.9
Creditors – amounts falling due after more than one year      
Bank loans 6 (825.4) (489.0)
Loans from subsidiary undertakings 7 (156.3) (127.7)
Net assets   1,231.8 888.2
Capital and reserves      
Called up equity share capital 8 80.4 73.3
Share premium account 8 167.8 160.7
Other reserves 10 343.3 339.4
Profit and loss account 9 640.3 314.8
Shareholders’ funds 9 1,231.8 888.2

Approved by the Board and authorised for issue on 9 March 2010

Aidan Heavey’s signature Aidan Heavey
Chief Executive Officer

Ian Springett’s signature
Ian Springett
Chief Financial Officer