Consolidated income statement for the year ended 31 March

Note2016
£m
2015
£m
 
Revenue11,730.01,720.2
Employee benefits expense2(146.9)(145.1)
Other operating costs3(485.8)(424.3)
Other income33.63.3
Depreciation and amortisation expense3(363.7)(352.6)
Infrastructure renewals expenditure(169.3)(148.2)
Total operating expenses(1,162.1)(1,066.9)
Operating profit567.9653.3
Investment income45.01.0
Finance expense5(224.4)(317.8)
Investment income and finance expense(219.4)(316.8)
Share of profits of joint ventures5.05.1
Profit before tax353.5341.6
Current tax charge6(44.3)(47.1)
Deferred tax charge6(24.2)(23.3)
Deferred tax credit – change in tax rate6112.5
Tax644.0(70.4)
Profit after tax397.5271.2
 
Earnings per share
Basic758.3p39.8p
Diluted758.2p39.7p
 
Dividend per ordinary share838.45p37.70p

All of the results shown above relate to continuing operations.