Note2016
£m
2015
£m
Net cash flow from operating activities
Cash generated from operating activities2675.861.6
Income tax paid(9.6)(11.1)
Net cash generated from operating activities66.250.5
Cash flows from investing activities
Finance income received1.21.2
Purchase of property, plant and equipment and computer software(37.5)(49.0)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment39.54.9
Settlement of amounts payable for purchase of businesses14(25.3)(70.1)
Net cash used in investing activities(22.1)(113.0)
Cash flows from financing activities
Finance costs paid(13.7)(10.7)
Capital element of finance lease rental payments(2.6)(2.4)
Issue of share capital250.1
Repayment of loans/settlement of derivative financial instruments(139.5)(2.5)
New loans/settlement of derivative financial instruments166.191.5
Dividends paid to equity holders of the Company7(28.0)(27.6)
Dividends paid to non–controlling interest(0.6)
Net cash (used in)/generated from financing activities(18.3)48.4
Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents in the year2725.8(14.1)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year2886.7105.9
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes2811.6(5.1)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the year28124.186.7

The accompanying Statement of Significant Accounting Policies and Notes to the Accounts are an integral part of this Consolidated Cash Flow Statement.