Net cash from operating activities26111.3131.6
Investing activities
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(61.1)(55.3)
Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets5.45.6
Purchases of intangible fixed assets(5.6)(4.1)
Acquisition of businesses(2.7)
Purchase of sundry investments(0.2)(0.1)
Disposal of sundry investments1.8
Disposal of subsidiary undertakings1.6
Net cash used in investing activities(59.9)(54.8)
Financing activities
Interest received0.10.1
Interest paid(2.7)(2.8)
Dividends paid(66.0)(45.2)
Repayments of bank loans(0.5)
Payments of obligations under finance leases(0.2)(0.1)
New bank loans raised0.5
Own shares purchased / settlement of share options(6.7)(7.0)
Net cash used in financing activities(75.0)(55.5)
Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents(23.6)21.3
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year36.015.3
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes(0.6)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year2612.436.0