— a review of non-audit services provided to the Company and related fees;
— discussion with the auditors of a written report detailing all relationships with the Company and any other parties that could affect independence or the perception of independence;
— a review of the auditors' own procedures for ensuring the independence of the audit firm and partners and staff involved in the audit, including the regular rotation of the audit partner;
— obtaining written confirmation from the auditors that, in their professional judgement, they are independent.
An analysis of the fees payable to the external audit firm in respect of both audit and non-audit services during the year is set out in note 11 on page 41 of the financial statements.