UK Stocks Pay Out £1 trillion in Dividends Since 2000

Shareholders in UK companies have benefitted from £1 trillion in dividend pay-outs since the turn of the century 

Emma Wall 7 September, 2016 | 9:59AM

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Shareholders in UK companies have been paid £1 trillion in dividends since 2000, according to data from the Dividend Monitor from Capita Asset Services.

Yesterday, pay-outs from UK plc toppled the £1 trillion mark, the final pound being paid out by property company, LSL Property Services. The first pound of the new millennia was paid by Next (NXT) sixteen years ago, and that year UK companies went on to distribute £42 billion in dividends.

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