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31 December 31 March accounting policy acquisition actuarial administrative receivership amortisation amount AMPS Asil Nadir balance sheet bank loans bonds borrowings Burton Group Cable & Wireless Cadbury Schweppes capitalised interest cash flow cent charge Coloroll Companies Act 1985 company's consolidated contingent liabilities creative accounting creditors Crowther debt debtors deferred consideration disposal dividend Earnings per Share equity exceptional item Exchange Exhibit expenditure extraordinary items finance leases fixed assets gearing included income interest cover interest payable investors issue loss account method Midland million Note ordinary shares payments pension cost pension fund surplus Phillips & Drew Polly Peck pre-tax profits preference shares premium profit and loss provisions put option related companies repayable Report and Accounts reserves result revaluation share capital Share premium account share price shareholders SSAP 24 subsidiary Table takeover tangible fixed assets taxation techniques trading UBS Phillips utilised valuation