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Cash flow


Note
2016
£m
2015
£m
Net cash from operating activities 6 125.9 111.3
Investing activities      
Purchases of property, plant and equipment   (64.7) (61.1)
Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets   7.6 5.4
Purchases of intangible fixed assets   (6.0)
(5.6)
Acquisition of businesses   (23.7)
Purchase of sundry investments   (0.2)
Disposal of sundry investments   0.3
Disposal of subsidiary undertakings   1.9
1.6
Net cash used in investing activities   (84.6) (59.9)
Financing activities      
Interest received   0.1
Interest paid   (2.3) (2.7)
Dividends paid   (48.1) (66.0)
Repayments of bank loans   (2.3)
Payments of obligations under finance leases   (0.1)
(0.2)
New bank loans raised   5.0 0.5
Own shares purchased/settlement of share options   (6.7)
Net cash used in financing activities   (47.8)
(75.0)
Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents   (6.5) (23.6)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year   12.4 36.0
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes   0.3
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year 6 6.2
12.4