Operating expenses include:

Notes52 Weeks
Ended
27 November
2016
£m
52 Weeks
Ended
29 November
2015
£m
Cost of inventories recognised as an expense821.2715.3
Employment costs2.6249.3212.8
Amortisation expense3.112.613.2
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment3.247.045.1
Impairment of property, plant and equipment, included in:
— Distribution costs3.20.31.0
— Exceptional items A2.7, 3.20.7
Impairment of intangible assets, included in:
— Administrative expenses3.10.40.8
Impairment of receivables3.81.10.8
Operating lease rentals
— Land and buildings12.810.3
— Other leases0.3
Net foreign exchange movements0.6

During the period, the Group obtained the following services from its auditors:

52 Weeks
Ended
27 November
2016
£'000
52 Weeks
Ended
29 November
2015
£'000
Fees payable to the Company auditor for the audit of the Parent Company and consolidation
— Statutory Group and Company audit6557
Fees payable to the Company auditor for other services
— Statutory audit of subsidiaries257230
— Non-audit fees5037
— Audit related services3130
403354

A See Alternative Performance Measures

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