The restructuring charge for the year from continuing operations was £3.9m (2012: £57.0m) and arose in connection with initiatives that included redundancy programmes, the downsizing or closure of facilities, the streamlining of manufacturing processes and the rationalisation of product lines. Of the total charge, £0.1m (2012: £46.3m) arose in connection with the actions taken to downsize the Solar Crucibles operations of the Foundry division, the charge in 2013 comprising redundancy and other cash costs of £1.1m, net of the release of a reserve of £1.0m for lease costs no longer required. The net tax credit attributable to the total restructuring charges was £2.6m (2012: £4.6m).

Cash costs of £10.3m (2012: £11.4m) were incurred in the year in respect of the restructuring initiatives of continuing operations commenced both in 2013 and in prior years, leaving provisions made but unspent of £12.9m (note 35) as at 31 December 2013 (2012: £17.1m), of which £4.9m relates to future costs in respect of leases expiring in one to ten years.