Annual Report and Accounts 2009

Consolidated Cash Flow Statement for the year to 31 December 2009

  Note 2009
£m
2008
£m
Net cash from operating activities 28 206.3 153.6
 
Investing activities
Interest received 10.0 11.0
Dividends received from joint ventures 9.6 7.7
Amounts invested in software development 12 (2.5)
Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and investments 1.5 17.6
Purchases of property, plant and investments 13 (2.5) (10.9)
Amounts invested in joint ventures (0.2) (5.2)
Amounts loaned to joint ventures (2.0)
Acquisition of subsidiaries (2.8)
Disposal of subsidiaries (11.9)
Net cash from investing activities 13.6 5.8
 
Financing activities
Dividends paid 9 (107.9)
Dividends paid by subsidiaries to minority shareholders (0.7)
Proceeds from sale of own shares 510.1 2.7
Other financing activities (0.5)
Repayment of debenture loans (200.4) (1.4)
Repayment of bank loans (1,124.9)
Increase in bank loans and overdrafts 525.7
Net cash (used in)/from financing activities (815.7) 418.4
 
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents (595.8) 577.8
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 752.3 130.0
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes (24.4) 44.5
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year 28 132.1 752.3