NoteShare
capital
£000
Share
premium
£000
Other
reserves
£000
Retained
earnings
£000
Total
equity
£000
At 1 April 20167,43785,7022,30052,767148,206
Total comprehensive income for the year178,9889,005
Ordinary shares issued*3434
Equity settled share-based payments211,3935971,990
Dividends paid(5,078)(5,078)
At 31 March 20177,47185,7023,71057,274154,157

* The issue of shares represents shares allotted to satisfy the 2013 Performance Share Plan award which vested in June, September and November 2016.

NoteShare
capital
£000
Share
premium
£000
Other
reserves
£000
Retained
earnings
£000
Total
equity
£000
At 1 April 20157,43785,7021,25046,195140,584
Total comprehensive income for the year9,5479,547
Equity settled share-based payments211,0501,050
Dividends paid(2,975)(2,975)
At 31 March 20167,43785,7022,30052,767148,206