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Deferred income arises from certain services sold by the Group's subsidiary Animalcare Ltd. In return for a single up-front payment, Animalcare Ltd commits to a fixed term contract to provide certain database, pet reunification and other support services to customers. There is no contractual restriction on the amount of times the customer makes use of the service. At the commencement of the contract it is not possible to determine how many times the customer will make use of the services, nor does historical evidence provide indications of any future pattern of use. As such, income is recognised evenly over the term of the contract, currently eight years.

Movements in the Group's deferred income liabilities during the current and prior reporting period are as follows:


2015
£'000
2014
£'000
Balance at the beginning of the period9721,021
Income deferred to future periods241182
Release of income deferred from previous periods(255)(231)
Balance at end of the period958972

The deferred income liabilities fall due as follows:


2015
£'000
2014
£'000
Within one year234242
After one year724730

958972

Income recognised during the year is set out below:


2015
£'000
2014
£'000
Income received227195
Income deferred to future periods(241)(182)
Release of income deferred from previous periods255231
Income recognised in the year241244