Group statement of changes in equity

Year ended 31 March 2017

 Share
capital
£m
Share
premium
account
£m
Other
reserve
£m
Share
incentive
reserve
£m
Currency
translation
reserve
£m
Available
for sale
reserve
£m
Retained
earnings
£m
Attributable
to equity
holders
£m
Non-
controlling
interest
£m
Total
equity
£m
Balance at 1 April 2016 8.3 41.1 72.1 16.0 5.5 1.8 171.8 316.6 - 316.6
Profit for the year - - - - - - 74.4 74.4 - 74.4
Other comprehensive income for the year - - - - 20.8 - (2.8) 18.0 - 18.0
Dividends paid - - - - - - (40.3) (40.3) - (40.3)
Issue of share capital 0.1 4.6 - - - - - 4.7 - 4.7
Issue of trust shares - - 0.1 - - - (0.1) - - -
Share-based payments - - - 6.6 - - - 6.6 - 6.6
Share options exercised - - - (4.3) - - 0.4 (3.9) - (3.9)
Changes in non-controlling interest - - - - - - - - 0.8 0.8
Obligation under put option - - - - - - (9.3) (9.3) - (9.3)
Tax on exercised share options - - - - - - 2.0 2.0 - 2.0
Deferred tax on share options - - - - - - 0.4 0.4 - 0.4
Balance at 31 March 2017 8.4 45.7 72.2 18.3 26.3 1.8 196.5 369.2 0.8 370.0

Year ended 31 March 2016

 Share
capital
£m
Share
premium
account
£m
Other
reserve
£m
Share
incentive
reserve
£m
Currency
translation
reserve
£m
Available
for sale
reserve
£m
Retained
earnings
£m
Attributable
to equity
holders
£m
Non-
controlling
interest
£m
Total
equity
£m
Balance at 1 April 2015 8.3 40.5 61.1 15.7 (9.3) - 252.2 368.5 - 368.5
Profit for the year - - - - - - 61.6 61.6 - 61.6
Other comprehensive income for the year - - - - 14.8 1.8 0.4 17.0 - 17.0
Dividends paid - - - - - - (137.0) (137.0) - (137.0)
Issue of share capital - 0.6 - - - - - 0.6 - 0.6
Issue of trust shares - - 11.0 - - - (9.8) 1.2 - 1.2
Share-based payments - - - 2.6 - - - 2.6 - 2.6
Share options exercised - - - (2.3) - - 2.3 - - -
Tax on exercised share options - - - - - - 2.3 2.3 - 2.3
Deferred tax on share options - - - - - - (0.2) (0.2) - (0.2)
Balance at 31 March 2016 8.3 41.1 72.1 16.0 5.5 1.8 171.8 316.6 - 316.6

Other reserves comprise of the Merger, Own shares and Capital redemption reserves that were shown separately in the Statement of Changes in Equity in last year’s Annual Report. Full details of these reserves are included in Notes 27, 28 and 30.