Financial Statements

12. Employee benefit expense



Group

52 weeks ended
1 May 2011
52 weeks ended
2 May 2010

£m £m
Wages and salaries 28.2 14.1
Social security costs 2.4 1.0
Share awards 0.2
Total employee benefit expense 30.8 15.1

Details of the share-based compensation plans are detailed under note 13



Group

52 weeks ended
1 May 2011
52 weeks ended
2 May 2010

No. No.
Average number of employees (including directors on a service contract): 1,277 798
Average number of employees:

Administration 240 92
Warehouse 127 42
Retail 910 664
Total average headcount 1,277 798


Company

52 weeks ended
1 May 2011
26 weeks ended
2 May 2010

No. No.
Average number of employees (including directors on a service contract): 35 19
Average number of employees:

Administration 35 19
Total average headcount 35 19

The Company did not have any employees prior to 7 March 2010.

Directors’ remuneration is detailed in the Directors’ Remuneration Report.

Key members of management, which include executive Director’s and other key personnel, received remuneration which is recorded in the Group statement of comprehensive income of £1.7m during the period (2010: £0.7m). The remuneration relates entirely to short-term employee benefits.