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Note 6: Auditor’s remuneration

  Group   Company
£’000 2010 2009   2010 2009
Group auditors
Fees payable to the Group’s auditor for the audit of the Group’s accounts 1,841 1,882 1,841 1,882
Fees payable to the Group’s auditor and its associates for other services:  
Audit of the Group’s subsidiaries pursuant to legislation 310 352
Other services pursuant to legislation 48 59 48 43
Other services relating to taxation 356 360 294 360
Services relating to corporate finance transactions* 1,100 1,654 1,100 1,654
All other services   10     6
  3,655 4,317   3,283 3,945

*In the current year, this included services in relation to the issue of the convertible bond, the proposed Joint Business Agreement with American Airlines and Iberia and the proposed merger with Iberia.

Of the Group fees, £3,425,000 relates to the UK (2009: £3,933,000) and £230,000 relates to overseas (2009: £384,000).

Of the Company fees, £3,121,000 relates to the UK (2009: £3,585,000) and £162,000 relates to overseas (2009: £360,000).

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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