Cash flow

 Note 2011
£m
2010
£m
Net cash from operating activities 26 119.8 95.6
Investing activities
Purchases of property, plant and equipment   (43.6) (35.2)
Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets   1.5 1.4
Purchases of intangible fixed assets   (2.4) (2.0)
Acquisition of business / purchase of non-controlling interest / investments   (1.4) (0.8)
Net cash used in investing activities   (45.9) (36.6)
Financing activities
Interest received   0.6 0.3
Interest paid   (5.1) (5.8)
Dividends paid   (17.4) (20.9)
Dividends paid to a non-controlling shareholder   (0.1) (0.1)
Repayments of bank loans   (59.3) (34.0)
Payments of obligations under finance leases   (0.4) (1.3)
New bank loans raised   0.4 3.2
New obligations under finance leases   0.2
Proceeds on issue of ordinary share capital   0.8 0.6
Own shares purchased / settlement of share options   (1.1) (0.7)
Net cash used in financing activities   (81.6) (58.5)
Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents   (7.7) 0.5
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year   17.6 16.3
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes   (0.4) 0.8
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year 26 9.5 17.6