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16. Reconciliation of operating profit (loss) to operating cash flows

 

2003 2002 2001
£m £m £m






Group operating profit (loss) 2,572 (479 ) 27
Depreciation 3,011 3,680 3,045
Goodwill amortisation and impairment 24 2,321 3,386
Decrease (increase) in stocks 31 43 (67 )
Decrease (increase) in debtors 764 (545 ) (432 )
(Decrease) increase in creditors (294 ) 803 203
Increase in pension prepayment and decrease in pension liabilities (314 ) (537 ) (294 )
Increase in provisions 171 52 72
Other 58 (81 ) (53 )






Net cash inflow from operating activities 6,023 5,257 5,887






Analysed as:
Continuing activities 6,023 5,023 5,410
Discontinued activities 234 477






Net cash inflow from operating activities 6,023 5,257 5,887






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