Record first quarter for UK dividends

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This 379-word blog post looks at the latest quarterly dividend monitor from Link Asset Services and the outlook for UK dividends payouts in 2019. Written on 15th April 2019.

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Article preview: UK dividends reached a record high in the first quarter, growing to a total of £19.7bn. Dividend payouts to shareholders yielded an average of 4.6% in the first quarter, with the average yield up by 15.7% to reach a near-historic high. The latest quarterly dividend monitor from Link Asset Services reported large one-off payments helping to strengthen dividends in the first three months of 2019. These included miner BHP paying shareholders £1.7bn.