Interim results 2009

Condensed consolidated interim financial information

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income

Six months ended 30 June

  Note 2009
£m
2008
£m
Profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders   38.2 36.7
Other comprehensive income:      
– cash flow hedges   (4.4) 11.2
– actuarial movements on retirement benefit asset 9 (43.8) (6.5)
– tax on other comprehensive income   13.5 (1.3)
Other comprehensive income for the period   (34.7) 3.4
Total comprehensive income for the period   3.5 40.1

Six months ended 30 June

* The total cost of dividends paid in the period was £50.6m (six months ended 30 June 2008: £50.0m)
  Note 2009
Pence
2008
Pence
Earnings per share      
Basic 6 29.3 28.2
Diluted 6 29.2 28.1
Dividends per share      
Proposed interim dividend 7 25.4 25.4
Paid in the period* 7 38.1 38.1