NoteYear ended
31 March
2017
£000
Year ended
31 March
2016
£000
Net cash flow from operating activities2424,97723,888
 
Cash flows from investing activities
Proceeds on disposal of land and buildings1,195273
Proceeds on disposal of other property, plant and equipment436395
Purchases of land and buildings(1,517)(122)
Purchases of other property, plant and equipment(5,442)(4,676)
Purchases of intangible fixed assets(150)
Investment in JVs and associates(413)(4,113)
Net cash used in investing activities(5,741)(8,393)
 
Cash flows from financing activities
Interest paid(162)(166)
Dividends paid(5,078)(2,975)
Repayment of obligations under finance leases(180)(205)
Net cash used in financing activities(5,420)(3,346)
 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents13,81612,149
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year19,0336,884
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year32,84919,033