7 Operating expenses7.1 SERVICES PROVIDED BY FOREIGN EY MEMBER FIRMS AND THIRD PARTIES
These are services and expenses directly attributable to assignments.
7.2 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS EXPENSES
The breakdown is as follows:
|Salaries and bonuses||207,684||190,977|
|Social security charges||28,171||26,105|
|Other staff expenses||6,318||7,701|
Salaries and bonuses include vacation allowance.
Mobility expenses includes car lease payments recognized as operating lease expenses of €19.8 million (2014/2015: €17.1 million).
The average number of staff (excluding members) in full time equivalents (FTE) during the year was:
|Client serving staff||3,115||2,836|
7.3 OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES
|Other staff expenses||16,383||14,515|
|International EY charges||45,963||46,590|
|Net foreign exchange gains and losses||721||-666|
Premises expenses includes lease payments recognized as operating lease expense of €18.6 million (2014/2015: €19.9 million).
IT expenses includes lease payments recognized as operating lease expense of €1.3 million (2014/2015: €1.2 million).
Auditors’ remuneration of €222,300 (2014/2015: €217,200) is included in other expenses. Of these amounts, €185,800 (2014/2015: €181,500) was charged in respect of the audit of the financial statements of all entities and an amount of €36,500 (2014/2015: €35,700) for various other audit services.