Financial Statements

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

6. Staff costs

Total Group 2008
Number
2007
Number
Average number employed    
Housing United Kingdom including corporate office 4,063 4,744
Housing North America 1,158 1,173
Housing Spain and Gibraltar 105 171
Construction – continuing and discontinued * 2,743 3,639
8,069 9,727
     
United Kingdom 5,090 6,175
Overseas 2,979 3,552
8,069 9,727

* Of the 2,743 average staff number in 2008, 1,102 related to the disposed construction business (2007: 1,441).

2008
£m
2007
£m
Remuneration  
Wages and salaries 255.3 314.2
Redundancy costs 17.9 15.4
Social security costs 27.3 34.0
Other pension costs 12.7 16.3
313.2 379.9

The information required by the Companies Act 1985 and the Listing Rules of the Financial Services Authority is contained in the Directors' Remuneration Report page of this report.