Notes52 weeks to
1 April
53 weeks to
3 April
Cash flows from operating activities
Profit after tax for the period, before non-recurring items64.966.2
Non-recurring items(1.4)(0.4)
Profit after tax for the period63.565.8
Depreciation – property, plant and equipment23.820.2
Impairment charge0.7
Amortisation – intangible assets6.35.5
Net finance costs3.03.5
Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment0.41.7
Equity-settled share based payment transactions3.01.4
Fair value gain on derivative financial instruments(0.4)(2.0)
Income tax expense16.318.0
Decrease/(increase) in inventories(8.6)0.9
(Increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables(4.9)(3.0)
Increase in trade and other payables2.327.2
(Decrease)/increase in provisions(1.4)0.5
Finance income received0.10.1
Finance costs paid (2.3)(3.2)
Income tax paid(17.2)(17.1)
Net cash from operating activities83.9120.2
Cash flows from investing activities
Acquisition of subsidiary, net of cash acquired(14.0)
Purchase of intangible assets(12.5)(7.5)
Purchase of property, plant and equipment(26.0)(32.1)
Net cash used in investing activities(38.5)(53.6)
Cash flows from financing activities
Net proceeds from exercise of share options2.70.7
Proceeds from loans, net of transaction costs219.0220.2
Repayment of borrowings(245.0)(254.0)
Payment of finance lease liabilities(0.6)(0.3)
Dividends paid(32.4)(28.4)
Net cash used in financing activities(56.3)(61.8)
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and bank overdraftsI.(10.9)4.8
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period0.1(4.7)
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the periodI.(10.8)0.1

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