Net cash from operating activities27125.9111.3
Investing activities
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(64.7)(61.1)
Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets7.65.4
Purchases of intangible fixed assets(6.0)(5.6)
Acquisition of businesses(23.7)
Purchase of sundry investments(0.2)
Disposal of sundry investments0.3
Disposal of businesses1.91.6
Net cash used in investing activities(84.6)(59.9)
Financing activities
Interest received0.1
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 raised5.00.5
Own shares purchased/settlement of share options(6.7)
Net cash used in financing activities(47.8)(75.0)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(6.5)(23.6)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year12.436.0
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes0.3
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year276.212.4