GroupCompany
Note2014
£m
2013
£m
2014
£m
2013
£m
Operating activities
Cash generated from continuing operations26941.6852.2237.7433.8
Interest paid(169.1)(168.3)(25.6)(36.3)
Interest received and similar income2.72.4
Tax paid(65.4)(55.2)
Tax received95.511.8
Net cash generated from operating activities (continuing operations)805.3631.1223.9397.5
Net cash used in operating activities (discontinued operations)(0.8)(1.4)
Investing activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment(663.1)(625.6)
Purchase of other intangible assets(39.4)(35.3)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment2.82.9
Grants and contributions received2216.416.3
Purchase of investments(1.9)(3.0)
Proceeds from sale of investments0.10.9
Net cash used in investing activities (continuing operations)(685.1)(643.8)
Financing activities
Proceeds from issue of ordinary shares0.50.5
Proceeds from borrowings372.0147.913.636.7
Repayment of borrowings(344.8)(39.4)(209.1)
Dividends paid to equity holders of the company10(237.9)(223.5)(237.9)(223.5)
Exercise of share options – purchase of shares(0.8)(1.0)(0.8)(1.0)
Net cash used in financing activities (continuing operations)(211.5)(115.5)(225.1)(396.4)
Effects of exchange rate changes (continuing operations)(0.1)
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents (continuing operations)(91.4)(128.2)(1.2)1.1
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (discontinued operations)(0.8)(1.4)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year182.5312.10.6(0.5)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the year1790.3182.5(0.6)0.6