GROUPCOMPANY
Notes2018
£000
2017
£000
2018
£000
2017
£000
Net cash (used in) generated from operations(a)(81,797)47,818(11,178)(10,425)
Investing activities
Interest received1212
Dividends received from subsidiary undertakings53,013
Loans (from) to subsidiary undertakings(51,298)17,002
Proceeds from disposals of other property, plant and equipment2,3741,2222,141
Purchases of other property, plant and equipment(9,292)(4,878)(149)
Purchases of intangible assets(4,073)(1,133)(12)
Net cash (used in) generated from investing activities(10,990)(4,787)(49,168)69,868
Financing activities
Dividends paid(23,365)(21,875)(23,365)(21,875)
Receipt of bank loans and other borrowings113,902114,931
Repayments of bank loans and other borrowings(21,369)(21,151)
Net payments to acquire own shares for share schemes(3,257)(114)(3,257)(114)
Net cash generated from (used in) financing activities87,280(43,358)88,309(43,140)
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents(5,507)(327)27,96316,303
Cash and cash equivalents at 1 May19,63718,748(19,492)(34,347)
Effect of foreign exchange movements(3)1,216(1,260)(1,448)
Cash and cash equivalents at 30 April(b)14,12719,6377,211(19,492)