GroupCompany
Note2020
£m
2019
£m
2020
£m
2019
£m
Operating activities
Cash generated from operationsA11,005.5995.5287.0278.8
Interest paid(149.4)(143.0)(33.4)(28.0)
Interest received and similar income9.97.3
Tax paid(71.5)(27.5)
Tax received15.85.810.4
Net cash generated from operating activities810.3832.3259.4261.2
Investing activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment(652.8)(622.3)
Purchase of intangible assets(27.2)(39.9)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment2.1
Grants and contributions received2234.735.2
Repayment/(extension) of loans to joint venturesA634.5(6.0)
Dividends received from joint ventures124.92.2
Proceeds from disposal of investments1312.01.0
Net cash used in investing activities(593.9)(627.7)
Financing activities
Proceeds from borrowings net of issuance costs805.4568.427.616.0
Repayment of borrowings(545.9)(668.6)
Dividends paid to equity holders of the company9(284.5)(274.4)(284.5)(274.4)
Exercise of share options – purchase of shares(2.8)(2.8)(2.8)(2.8)
Net cash used in financing activities(27.8)(377.4)(259.7)(261.2)
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents188.6(172.8)(0.3)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year324.6497.4(0.5)(0.5)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the year16513.2324.6(0.8)(0.5)