Land and buildings
£000
Leasehold improvements
£000
Plant and equipment
£000
Fixtures & fittings
£000
Motor
vehicles
£000
Total
£000
Cost
Balance at 1 April 201515,62088823,6654,85755645,586
Additions93311,676480362,316
Acquisitions3023322285
Disposals(7)(116)(286)(31)(440)
Effect of movements in foreign exchange5272193571301,584
Balance at 31 March 201616,27093326,1605,35561349,331
Balance at 1 April 201616,27093326,1605,35561349,331
Additions319302,174349312,903
Disposals(103)(792)(490)(80)(1,465)
Effect of movements in foreign exchange911541,955194543,168
Balance at 31 March 201717,50091429,4975,40861853,937
Depreciation and impairment
Balance at 1 April 20154,19762920,6873,99445629,963
Depreciation charge for the year22366755269441,357
Acquisitions39416113
Disposals(7)(107)(267)(28)(409)
Effect of movements in foreign exchange2301580956261,136
Balance at 31 March 20164,65370322,1444,14651432,160
Balance at 1 April 20164,65370322,1444,14651432,160
Depreciation charge for the year26265947500471,821
Disposals(103)(786)(482)(80)(1,451)
Effect of movements in foreign exchange308441,607146442,149
Balance at 31 March 20175,22370923,9124,31052534,679
Net book value
At 1 April 201511,4232592,97886310015,623
At 31 March 201611,6172304,0161,2099917,171
At 31 March 201712,2772055,5851,0989319,258

Included in the net book value of land and buildings is £10.85m (2016: £10.30m) of freehold land and buildings, and £1.43m (2016: £1.32m) of long leasehold land and buildings.