Land and
buildings
£000
Leasehold
improvements
£000
Plant and
equipment
£000
Fixtures &
fittings
£000
Motor
vehicles
£000
Total
£000
Cost
Balance at 1 April 201410,44186715,8574,22826431,657
Additions921723558401,414
Acquisitions5,7548,12032528714,486
Disposals(287)(229)(11)(527)
Effect of movements in foreign exchange(667)20(748)(25)(24)(1,444)
Balance at 31 March 201515,62088823,6654,85755645,586
Balance at 1 April 201515,62088823,6654,85755645,586
Additions93311,676480362,316
Acquisitions (see note 30)3023322285
Disposals(7)(116)(286)(31)(440)
Effect of movements in foreign exchange5272193571301,584
Balance at 31 March 201616,27093326,1605,35561349,331
Depreciation and impairment
Balance at 1 April 20142,09654913,1993,81017519,829
Depreciation charge for the year21566742145491,217
Acquisitions2,1287,84029926910,536
Disposals(287)(228)(10)(525)
Effect of movements in foreign exchange(242)14(807)(32)(27)(1,094)
Balance at 31 March 20154,19762920,6873,99445629,963
Balance at 1 April 20154,19762920,6873,99445629,963
Depreciation charge for the year22366755269441,357
Acquisitions (see note 30)39416113
Disposals(7)(107)(267)(28)(409)
Effect of movements in foreign exchange2301580956261,136
Balance at 31 March 20164,65370322,1444,14651432,160
Net book value
At 1 April 20148,3453182,6584188911,828
At 31 March 201511,4232592,97886310015,623
At 31 March 201611,6172304,0161,2099917,171

Included in the net book value of land and buildings is £10.30m (2015: £10.15m) of freehold land and buildings, and £1.32m (2015: £1.27m) of long leasehold land and buildings.