Total emoluments of Directors (including pension contributions) amountedto £4,936,000 (2016: £4,911,000). Information relating to Directors' emoluments, share options and pension entitlements is set out in the Directors' Remuneration Report. Tony Griffin's remuneration is paid by Dechra Veterinary Products EU in Euros but reported in Sterling for the purposes of these figures. The exchange rate used was 1.1681 (2016: 1.3432).

2017
Number
2016
Number
Administration3124
Total3124

The costs incurred in respect of these employees were:

2017
£000
2016
£000
Wages and salaries4,2733,063
Social security costs579457
Other pension costs161126
Share-based payments charge (see note 28)2,8252,386
Total7,8386,032

Related party transactions — the remuneration of key management was as follows:

2017
£000
2016
£000
Short term employee benefits3,6662,984
Post-employment benefits179168
Share-based payments charge1,3681,095
5,2134,247

Key management comprises the Board and the Senior Executive Team.

The Group operates a stakeholder personal pension scheme for certain employees and contributed between 4% and 14% of pensionable salaries. Total pension contributions amounted to £161,000 (2016: £126,000).