Note2015
£m
2014
£m
Net cash flow from operating activities
Cash generated from operating activities2561.695.6
Income tax paid(11.1)(16.9)
Net cash generated from operating activities50.578.7
Cash flows from investing activities
Finance income received1.20.9
Purchase of property, plant and equipment and computer software(49.0)(38.1)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment4.913.2
Net cash flow arising on sale of businesses(2.6)
Settlement of amounts payable for purchase of businesses13(70.1)(19.0)
Net cash used in investing activities(113.0)(45.6)
Cash flows from financing activities
Finance costs paid(10.7)(12.5)
Capital element of finance lease rental payments(2.4)(2.3)
Issue of share capital240.1
Repayment of loans/settlement of derivative financial instruments(2.5)(2.7)
New loans/settlement of derivative financial instruments91.54.3
Dividends paid to equity holders of the Company7(27.6)(22.6)
Net cash generated from/(used in) financing activities48.4(35.8)
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents in the year26(14.1)(2.7)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year27105.9113.8
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes27(5.1)(5.2)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the year2786.7105.9

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