Note2014
£m
2013
£m
Net cash flow from operating activities
Cash generated from operating activities2695.686.2
Income tax paid(16.9)(15.7)
Net cash generated from operating activities78.770.5
Cash flows from investing activities
Finance costs paid(12.5)(12.0)
Finance income received0.91.4
Purchase of property, plant and equipment and computer software(38.1)(37.9)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment13.24.8
Net cash flow arising on sale of businesses11(2.6)(0.1)
Settlement of amounts payable for purchase of businesses14(19.0)(14.9)
Net cash used in investing activities(58.1)(58.7)
Cash flows from financing activities
Capital element of finance lease rental payments(2.3)(3.3)
Issue of share capital250.2
Repayment of loans/settlement of derivative financial instruments(2.7)(87.3)
New loans4.385.6
Dividends paid to equity holders of the Company7(22.6)(18.6)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interest(0.3)
Net cash used in financing activities(23.3)(23.7)
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents in the year27(2.7)(11.9)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year28113.8124.0
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes28(5.2)1.7
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the year28105.9113.8

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