Year ended
31 Dec 2016
NoteHalf year to
30 June 2017
Half year to
30 June 2016
125.9Net cash from operating activities773.052.8
Investing activities
(64.7)Purchases of property, plant and equipment(28.2)(28.5)
7.6Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets1.70.7
(6.0)Purchases of intangible fixed assets(3.2)(3.2)
(23.7)Acquisition of businesses(5.2)
0.3Disposal of sundry investments
1.9Disposal of businesses
(84.6)Net cash used in investing activities(34.9)(31.0)
Financing activities
Interest received0.1
(2.3)Interest paid(1.2)(1.0)
(48.1)Dividends paid(20.5)(38.6)
(2.3)Repayments of bank loans(5.0)
(0.1)Payments of obligations under finance leases(0.1)
5.0New bank loans raised7.3
(47.8)Net cash used in financing activities(26.7)(32.3)
(6.5)Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents11.4(10.5)
12.4Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period6.212.4
0.3Effect of foreign exchange rate changes0.10.1
6.2Cash and cash equivalents at end of period717.72.0