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Year ended
31 Dec
2017
£m
NoteHalf year to
30 June
2018
£m
Half year to
30 June
2017
£m
159.9Net cash from operating activities871.373.0
Investing activities
(73.3)Purchases of property, plant and equipment(31.0)(28.2)
3.7Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets1.11.7
(5.2)Purchases of intangible fixed assets(1.1)(3.2)
(14.2)Acquisition of businesses(1.3)(5.2)
(89.0)Net cash used in investing activities(32.3)(34.9)
Financing activities
0.1Interest received0.1
(2.1)Interest paid(0.9)(1.2)
(30.6)Dividends paid(70.5)(20.5)
(5.0)Repayments of bank loans(20.0)(5.0)
(0.1)Payments of obligations under finance leases
Own shares purchased(1.3)
New bank loans raised40.0
(37.7)Net cash used in financing activities(52.6)(26.7)
33.2Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents(13.6)11.4
6.2Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period39.66.2
0.2Effect of foreign exchange rate changes(0.4)0.1
39.6Cash and cash equivalents at end of period825.617.7