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).
The costs incurred in respect of these employees were:
|Wages and salaries||4,273||3,063|
|Social security costs||579||457|
|Other pension costs||161||126|
|Share-based payments charge (see note 28)||2,825||2,386|
Related party transactions — the remuneration of key management was as follows:
|Short term employee benefits||3,666||2,984|
|Share-based payments charge||1,368||1,095|
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).