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Note 7: Auditor’s remuneration

  Group   Company
£’000 2009 2008   2009 2008
Group auditor          
Fees payable to the Group’s auditor for the audit of the Group’s accounts 1,882 1,985   1,882 1,985
Audit of the Group’s subsidiaries pursuant to legislation 352 271      
Other services pursuant to legislation 59 57   43 43
Other services relating to taxation 360 308   360 308
Services relating to corporate finance transactions 1,654 286   1,654 286
All other services 10 113   6 113
  4,317 3,020   3,945 2,735

Of the Group fees, £3,933,000 relates to the UK (2008: £2,788,000) and £384,000 relates to overseas (2008: £232,000).

Of the Company fees, £3,585,000 relates to the UK (2008: £2,527,000) and £360,000 relates to overseas (2008: £208,000).

The audit fees payable to Ernst & Young LLP are approved by the Audit Committee having been reviewed in the context of other companies for cost effectiveness.

The Committee also reviews and approves the nature and extent of non-audit services to ensure that independence is maintained.

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