Other Disclosures

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.

Total Fee for the Auditor in the Financial Year
in million €20182017
Fees for financial statement audit services4.84.6
Fees for other services0.80.3
Total5.64.9

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.