Share
capital
£000
Share
premium
£000
Other
reserves
£000
Retained
earnings
£000
Total
equity
£000
At 1 April 20177,47185,7023,54316,582113,298
Total comprehensive income for the year12,04712,047
Ordinary shares issued*2121
Liquidation of subsidiary undertakings111111
Equity settled share-based payments9502181,168
Dividends paid(7,490)(7,490)
At 31 March 20187,49285,7024,60421,357119,155

* The issue of shares represents the shares allotted to satisfy the 2014 Performance Share Plan award, which vested in June and November 2017.

Share
capital
£000
Share
premium
£000
Other
reserves
£000
Retained
earnings
£000
Total
equity
£000
At 1 April 20167,43785,7022,15016,261111,550
Total comprehensive income for the year4,8024,802
Ordinary shares issued*3434
Equity settled share-based payments1,3935971,990
Dividends paid(5,078)(5,078)
At 31 March 20177,47185,7023,54316,582113,298

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