Relative importance of spend on pay

The following table sets out the percentage change in total staff costs, headcount, dividends and share buy-backs.

2013 2012 % change
Total Staff costs £6,477.1m £6,106.1m +6.08%
Headcount – average over the year 117,115 114,490 +2.29%
Dividends and share buy-backs £594.3m £441.1m +34.73%

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