33 Operating expenses33.1 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS EXPENSES
The breakdown is as follows:
|Salaries and bonuses||28,641||28,132|
|Social security charges||3,902||3,880|
|Other staff expenses||609||971|
Salaries and bonuses include vacation allowance.
The average number of staff (excluding members) in full time equivalents (FTE) during the year was:
|Client serving staff||1||4|
33.2 OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES
|Other staff expenses||1,905||2,073|
|International EY charges||2,302||1,364|
|Fees charged to subsidiaries||-1,500||-1,500|
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 expenses of €1.3 million (2014/2015: €1.2 million).
Auditors’ remuneration of €182,300 (2014/2015: €177,200) is included in other expenses. Of this amount, €145,800 (2014/2015: €141,500) was charged in respect of the partnership and the consolidated financial statements and €36,500 (2014/2015: €35,700) for various other audit services.