Share
capital
£000
Share premium
£000
Merger reserve
£000
Retained earnings
£000
Total
equity
£000
Balance at 31 March 20165,83721,1611,52116,01344,532
Total comprehensive income for the year:
Profit for the year4,8144,814
Total comprehensive income recognised for the year4,8144,814
Issue of share capital (note 24)177217(53)341
Share based payment transactions (including tax)1,7581,758
Dividends (note 24)(3,310)(3,310)
Total transactions with owners177217(1,605)(1,211)
Balance at 31 March 20176,01421,3781,52119,22248,135

COMPANY STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

for the year ended 31 March 2016

Share
capital
£000
Share premium
£000
Merger reserve
£000
Retained earnings
£000
Total
equity
£000
Balance at 31 March 20155,80920,9781,5215,58633,894
Total comprehensive income for the year:
Profit for the year11,06811,068
Total comprehensive income recognised for the year11,06811,068
Issue of share capital (note 24)28183211
Share based payment transactions (including tax)1,7991,799
Dividends (note 24)(2,440)(2,440)
Total transactions with owners28183(641)(430)
Balance at 31 March 20165,83721,1611,52116,01344,532