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 6. EMPLOYEES
The average number of employees, including executive directors but not including non-executive directors, during the year comprised:
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 Technical
Production
Sales and marketing Management and administration
Staff costs, including executive and non-executive directors, amounted to:
Wages and salaries
Social security costs
Employer pension contributions Share option expense
2021
15 19 6 6 46
2021 £ ‘000
2,323 241 44 202 2,810
2020
15 21 5 6 47
2020 £ ‘000
2,462 249 48 86 2,845
           Of the total share option expense of £202,000 in the year, £164,000 relates to options held by directors. The Group contributes to defined contribution plans for employees. The assets of the scheme are held separately from those of the Group in independently administered funds. The Group contributes 3% (2020: 3%) of pensionable salary to the scheme for all eligible employees who opted into the scheme. The pension cost charge represents contributions payable by the Group to the fund. There were no amounts outstanding to be paid at the year end.
The directors are the Key Management Personnel of the Group. Remuneration of directors during the year was as follows:
 Philip Kirkham (Chief Executive) Dr Yuri Zhuk (Technical Director)
Simon Hallam (Finance Director)
Robert Goddard (Non-Executive Chairman) Andrew Boyce (Non-Executive Director)
Tim Rice (Non-Executive Director)
Total directors’ remuneration
2021 £ ‘000
Salary 193
Salary 118 Pension 8 Salary 100 Other benefits 8 Pension 1 Fees 50 Fees 25 Fees 25 528
2020 as restated £ ‘000
191 117 16 45 3 1 50 25 25 473
       The comparatives for certain directors have been restated for pension contributions and to include other benefits.
 



































































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