Consolidated and company statements of cash flows for the year ended 31 March




Group
Company

Note2016
£m
2015
£m
2016
£m
2015
£m
Operating activities




Cash generated from operationsA1905.5941.7261.3256.1
Interest paid
(168.7)(175.6)(27.5)(25.7)
Interest received and similar income
1.91.0
Tax paid
(53.1)(61.9)
Tax received
1.35.57.1
Net cash generated from operating activities
685.6706.5239.3237.5
Investing activities




Purchase of property, plant and equipment
(634.2)(665.7)
Purchase of intangible assets
(66.1)(63.4)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment
1.42.0
Grants and contributions received2117.318.1
Purchase of investments12(0.8)
Proceeds from investments120.2
Dividends received from joint ventures
4.64.9
Net cash used in investing activities
(676.8)(704.9)
Financing activities




Proceeds from borrowings
693.0411.225.915.6
Repayment of borrowings
(474.1)(19.1)
Dividends paid to equity holders of the company8(258.7)(249.4)(258.7)(249.4)
Exercise of share options – purchase of shares
(6.6)(3.5)(6.6)(3.5)
Net cash (used in)/generated from financing activities
(46.4)139.2(239.4)(237.3)
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents
(37.6)140.8(0.1)0.2
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year
219.778.9(0.4)(0.6)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the year16182.1219.7(0.5)(0.4)