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Year ended 31 July 2016

(1) Before exceptional items, the amortisation and impairment of acquired intangibles and with respect to headline earnings per share before non-recurring tax items.

(2) The increase or decrease in revenue excluding the effect of currency exchange, acquisitions and disposals, trading days and branch openings and closures.

£m 2016 2015 Change Change (at constant exchange rates) Like-for-
like Change (2)
Revenue 14,430 13,300 +8.5% +4.2% +2.4%
Trading profit (1) 917 857 +7.0% +1.6%  
Profit before tax 727 508      
Impairment and exceptional items 96 264      
Headline earnings per share (1) 247.7p 230.2p +7.6%    
Net debt 936 805      
Ordinary dividend per share 100p 90.75p +10.2%