Company Cash Flow Statement For the year ended 30 April 2017

Notes2017
£m
2016
£m
Cash flows from operating activities
Profit/(loss) on ordinary activities before taxation29.6(12.6)
Finance income(6.1)(5.6)
Finance costs11.213.2
Operating loss from continuing operations34.7(5.0)
Share-based payments1.61.8
(Increase)/decrease in derivative financial instruments(0.3)
(Increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables(0.1)1.0
Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables0.7(1.6)
Decrease in provisions(0.2)(0.4)
Cash generated from/(used in) continuing operations36.4(4.2)
Interest paid(5.2)(7.0)
Tax received3.6
Net cash generated from/(used in) operating activities34.8(11.2)
 
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(0.2)
Increase in equity investments(3.1)(2.0)
Net cash used in investing activities(3.3)(2.0)
 
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issues of ordinary share capital0.60.3
Purchase of own shares(3.0)(2.2)
Equity dividends paid to shareholders12(9.6)(9.0)
Proceeds from new bank funding12.414.0
Loans from subsidiaries(17.0)57.9
Repayment of amounts borrowed(13.9)(45.6)
Net cash (used in)/generated from financing activities(30.5)15.4
 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents1.02.2
Effects of exchange rate changes0.4(0.3)
Cash and cash equivalents at start of year2.40.5
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year193.82.4