RNS Number:3675Q
Helphire Group PLC
30 January 2007


                                       NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1. Identity of the issuer which voting rights are attached:                                Helphire Group PLC

2. Reason for the notification

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:                  Legal & General Group Plc (Group)

                                                                                 Legal & General Investment Management
                                                                                             Limited (LGIM)

                                                                                    Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)                             Legal & General Assurance (Pensions
                                                                                       Management) Limited (PMC)

5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached           26 January 2007

6. Date on which issuer notified:                                                          29 January 2007

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                                             Above 5% (Group)

                                                                                            Above 5% (LGIM)

                                                                                           From 3% - 4% (L&G)
8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of     Situation previous to the Triggering Resulting situation after the triggering transaction(i)
shares            transaction
                  Number of       Number of Voting     Number of    Number of voting rights   % of voting rights
                  Shares          Rights               shares
                                                       Direct       Direct       Indirect     Direct    Indirect
 Ord 5p                        4,925,721               6,006,647    6,006,647    1,014,657    4.365     0.737

                            Below 5% (LGIM)


B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial instrument      Expiration     Exercise/ Conversion      Number of voting rights % of voting rights
                                  date           Period/ Date              that may be acquired if
                                                                           the instrument is
                                                                           exercised/ converted.
          Not specified           Not specified        Not specified       Not specified           Not specified
Total (A B)

Number of voting rights                                             % of voting rights
                             7,021,304                                                     5.10

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively
held, if applicable :
Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect) (Group) (7,021,304 = 5.10%)
Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited      (Direct and
Indirect) (LGIMH) (7,021,304 = 5.10%)
Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM) (7,021,304
= 5.10%)
                    Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (6,006,647 = 4.36% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)
Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited       Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (LGIH)
(Direct) (LGIMHD) (4,423,624 = 3.21%)                          (Direct)
Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited  (PMC) Legal & General Assurance Society Limited  (LGAS & LGPL)
(4,423,624 = 3.21%)
                                                               Legal & General Pensions Limited (Direct) (LGPL)
Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:                                                                   Not specified

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:                                    Not specified

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:                                Not specified

                 13. Additional information:                  Notification using shares in issue figure of 137,604,684

14. Contact name:                                                           Nick Tilley, Company Sectary

15. Contact telephone number:                                                       01225 321218

16 Date                                                                            30 January 2007



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