Notes53 weeks to
3 April
52 weeks to
28 March
Cash flows from operating activities
Profit after tax for the period, before non-recurring items66.255.8
Non-recurring items(0.4)(0.3)
Profit after tax for the period65.855.5
Depreciation — property, plant and equipment20.218.0
Impairment charge0.70.4
Amortisation — intangible assets5.55.3
Net finance costs3.55.0
Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment1.72.1
Equity-settled share based payment transactions1.41.0
Fair value (gain)/loss on derivative financial instruments(2.0)1.4
Income tax expense18.017.1
Decrease/(increase) in inventories0.9(17.0)
(Increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables(3.0)1.0
Increase in trade and other payables27.210.7
Increase in provisions0.56.7
Finance income received0.10.2
Finance costs paid(3.2)(4.6)
Income tax paid(17.1)(35.3)
Net cash from operating activities120.267.5
Cash flows from investing activities
Acquisition of subsidiary, net of cash acquired10(14.0)
Purchase of intangible assets(7.5)(5.3)
Purchase of property, plant and equipment(32.1)(21.4)
Net cash used in investing activities(53.6)(26.7)
Cash flows from financing activities
Net proceeds from exercise of share options0.72.1
Purchase of own shares(3.2)
Proceeds from loans, net of transaction costs220.2305.7
Repayment of borrowings(254.0)(326.0)
Payment of finance lease liabilities(0.3)(0.3)
Dividends paid(28.4)(27.7)
Net cash used in financing activities(61.8)(49.4)
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and bank overdraftsI.4.8(8.6)
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period(4.7)3.9
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the periodI.0.1(4.7)

The Notes to the Financial Statements are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.