Going concern

The directors are required to consider whether it is appropriate to adopt the financial statements on the basis that the Company and the Group are going concerns. As part of its normal business practice, the Group prepares annual and longer-term plans and in reviewing this information and in particular the 2009 three-year plan and budget the directors believe that the Company and the Group have adequate resources for the foreseeable future. Therefore the Company and the Group continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the financial statements.

Further details of the Group’s financial position and borrowing facilities are decribed in note 24 of the financial statements.