45. FEES FOR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE AUDITOR
The overview below shows the total fee for PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Cologne, the auditor of the Combined Financial Statements, recognised as an expense during the financial year.
|in million €||2018||2017|
|Fees for financial statement audit services||4.8||4.6|
|Fees for other services||0.8||0.3|
The fees for financial statement audit services include in particular the fees for the audit of the Combined Financial Statements, the consolidated financial statements and the annual financial statements of the consolidated companies. In 2018, this includes 0.1 million euros for financial statement audit services relating to the 2017 financial year.
Fees for other services mainly include audit-related consulting and other consulting services. The 0.5-million-euro increase in expenses related to consulting services in connection with vendor agreements and internal IT projects.