NoteYear ended
31 March
2018
£000
Year ended
31 March
2017
£000
Net cash flow from operating activities2419,03924,977
Cash flows from investing activities
Proceeds on disposal of land and buildings1,195
Proceeds on disposal of other property, plant and equipment1,012436
Purchases of land and buildings(412)(1,517)
Purchases of other property, plant and equipment(5,996)(5,442)
Investment in JVs and associates(5,506)(413)
Net cash used in investing activities(10,902)(5,741)
Cash flows from financing activities
Interest paid(202)(162)
Dividends paid(7,490)(5,078)
Repayment of obligations under finance leases(180)(180)
Net cash used in financing activities(7,872)(5,420)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents26513,816
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year32,84919,033
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year33,11432,849