Note2019
£m
2018
£m
Revenue21,818.51,735.8
Employee benefits expense3(169.6)(153.5)
Other operating costs4(449.3)(423.4)
Other income43.63.8
Depreciation and amortisation expense4(393.2)(376.8)
Infrastructure renewals expenditure(175.1)(149.5)
Total operating expenses(1,183.6)(1,099.4)
Operating profit634.9636.4
Investment income517.112.0
Finance expense6(222.5)(218.6)
Investment income and finance expense(205.4)(206.6)
Share of profits of joint ventures126.72.3
Profit before tax436.2432.1
Current tax charge7(38.8)(18.7)
Deferred tax charge7(34.0)(58.8)
Tax7(72.8)(77.5)
Profit after tax363.4354.6
 
Earnings per share
Basic853.3p52.0p
Diluted853.2p51.9p
 
Dividend per ordinary share941.28p39.73p

All of the results shown above relate to continuing operations.