21. Other non-current assets - 58,483 thousand euros

At 31 December 2012, there were composed as follows:

€ thousand 31.12.2012 31.12.2011 Increase/ (Decrease)
Amounts due from the State 127 170 (43)
Advances and deposits 1,189 1,133 55
Other receivables 57,167 61,885 (4,718)
Other non-current assets 58,483 63,189 (4,706)


Amounts due from the State

These amounts due totalled 127 thousand euros and regard the advance of withholding taxes paid at a rate of 3.89% on staff termination benefits.

These receivables were used to offset withholding taxes due on staff termination benefits and advances disbursed at 1 January 2000, as allowed by the relevant legislation. Moreover, such amounts were utilised to pay capital gains tax on revaluations of staff termination benefits introduced by the 2000 Finance Act.

The receivables in question are subject to revaluations at the end of each year, with any revaluations recognised in the income statement as finance income.


Advances and deposits

These items total 1,189 thousand euros and regard guarantee deposits and advances to staff.


Other receivables

This item totals 57,167 thousand euros (61,885 thousand euros at 31 December 2011).

The breakdown is as follows:

  • 6,944 thousand euros in prepayments relating to costs incurred by Group companies: (i) to manage White Certificates and the Metro and Cemetery Lighting contracts (1,228 thousand euros by ARSE and 512 thousand euros by the Acque Group) associated with revenue to be collected in future years and (ii) 3,748 thousand euros by Nuove Acque for concession fees paid in advance.
  • 49,256 thousand euros in long-term receivables generated by the public lighting service agreement in the city of Rome (53,723 thousand euros at 31 December 2011), representing the total investments made at 31 December 2010 for this service, now due following adoption of the financial method according to IFRIC 12 as a result of the additional agreements between ACEA and Roma Capitale on the service agreement in question.