10. Loss on disposal of continuing operations

The net loss on disposal of continuing operations comprises £4.0m profit on sale of the Andreco-Hurll refractory lining installation business in Australia, together with the write-down of £2.7m related to assets of a non-core business held for sale as at 31 December 2012, plus £3.6m of trailing costs of prior year disposals. The tax charge attributable to these transactions was £1.9m (2011: £0.4m credit).