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Notes to the Financial Statements
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28 8. OPERATING COSTS Year ended Year ended 31 Dec 31 Dec 2008 2007 Notes d000’s c000’s Other operating costs 8.1 8,941 8,109 Exceptional items 8.2 1,917 Depreciation 436 57 Amortisation 280 2,919 11,574 11,085 8.1 Other operating costs Year ended Year ended 31 Dec 31 Dec 2008 2007 Notes d000’s c000’s Other Personnel expenditure 8.1.1 4,817 3,449 Share option charges 557 815 Total Personnel expenditure 5,374 4,264 Professional fees 8.1.3 1,102 2,161 Office running expenses 8.1.4 1,755 784 Foreign exchange differences 36 247 Other expenditure 674 653 8,941 8,109 Note: Excluding share option charges 8,384 7,294 The Directors do not consider that operating expenses can be meaningfully allocated to individual segments. 8.1.1 Other personnel expenditure Year ended Year ended 31 Dec 31 Dec 2008 2007 Notes d000’s c000’s Wages and salaries, including directors’ remuneration 8.1.2 3,031 1,957 Amounts paid to long term contractors 1,594 1,378 Compulsory social security contributions 123 65 Pension allowances 8.1.2 69 49 4,817 3,449 At 31 Dec At 31 Dec 2008 2007 Number of personnel Number Number With employment contracts or service contracts 59 15 Contractors 11 23 70 38