Investment Trusts Dodge the Dividend Crisis

Silver-rated City of London is the top dividend-paying investing trust in the first half of 2021

James Gard 17 August, 2021 | 9:04AM
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UK investment trust dividends have been much more resilient during the coronavirus era than those of FTSE companies, according to the latest research from Link. This year, trusts are expected to pay out at similar levels seen before the pandemic, while dividends from UK shares are still far short of pre-Covid 19 levels.

Investment trusts paid nearly £900 million in dividends in the first half of the 2021, according to the latest Link Dividend Snapshot, and are forecast to provide £1.8 billion in dividends this year, a touch lower than last year.

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