How Bad Was 2020 for Dividend Investors?

Latest Link Dividend report reveals that 2020 saw a 44% drop in income payouts compared with 2019, as oil and bank stocks slash dividends in the Covid-19 crisis 

James Gard 20 January, 2021 | 8:50AM
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The latest Link Dividend report lays bare the full extent of the damage from last year’s dividend cuts and cancellations to income investors.

While 2021 is forecast to be better than 2020, Link also issues a stark warning about the effect of recent lockdowns in weakening the UK economy, company profits and the dividends they pay.

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk