Introduction and Performance Summary

Key Performance Indicators

  •  
    (Loss)/profit before tax
  • £(74.7)m
  • for 2008
    (£346.1m profit for 2007)
  •  
    (Loss)/earnings per share
  • (9.4)p
  • for 2008
    (29.5p earnings for 2007)
  • Return on average
    capital employed
  • 2.6%
  • for 2008
    (14.8% for 2007)
  •  
    Dividend per share
  • nil
  • for 2008
    (15.75p for 2007)
  •  
    Average number of employees
  • 8,069
  • for 2008
    (9,727 for 2007)

2008 has been an exceptionally difficult year for all housebuilders, including Taylor Wimpey.

Norman Askew, Chairman
Chairman's Statement

Taylor Wimpey can face the challenges that 2009 will inevitably bring with significant confidence.

Pete Redfern, Group Chief Executive
Group Chief Executive's Review