Financial Statements

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statementsfor the year to 31 December 2008

12. Other intangible assets

Brands
£m
Software development costs
£m
Total
£m
Cost
At 1 January 2007
Acquisition of George Wimpey Plc 140.0 15.8 155.8
Additions 0.4 0.4
Changes in exchange rates 0.2 0.2
At 31 December 2007 140.2 16.2 156.4
Additions 2.5 2.5
At 31 December 2008 140.2 18.7 158.9
Amortisation/impairment    
At 1 January 2007
Charge for the year (3.7) (2.0) (5.7)
Impairment loss for the year (note 13) (30.0) (30.0)
Changes in exchange rates (0.2) (0.2)
At 31 December 2007 (33.9) (2.0) (35.9)
Charge for the year (2.4) (4.3) (6.7)
Impairment loss for the year (note 13) (103.9) (12.4) (116.3)
At 31 December 2008 (140.2) (18.7) (158.9)
Carrying amount  
31 December 2008
31 December 2007 106.3 14.2 120.5

As a result of the 2008 impairment test, the Group has fully impaired all other intangible assets (2007: £30m) – see note 13 below for further details.