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Dividends

Our dividend policy is for progressive dividend growth whilst maintaining dividend cover of approximately two times earnings over a five-year cycle.

Dividend calculator

Dividend history

Description

Div for Period

(pence per share)

Ex Dividend

Record Date

Payment Date

Final 2017 71.91p 09/11/2017 10/11/2017 24/11/2017
Interim 2017 30.17p 30/03/17 31/03/17 21/04/17
Final 2016 67.52p 10/11/16 11/11/16 25/11/16
Interim 2016 28.33p 24/03/16 29/03/16 12/04/16
Final 2015 63.4p 28/10/15 30/10/15

13/11/15

Interim 2015 26.60p 25/03/15 27/03/15 10/04/15

Final 2014

59.0p

30/10/14

31/10/14

14/11/14

Interim 2014

25.50

19/03/14

21/03/14

04/04/14

Final 2013

55.50

30/10/13

01/11/13

15/11/13

Interim 2013

25.50

20/03/13

22/03/13

12/04/13

Final 2012

55.50

31/10/12

02/11/12

16/11/12

Interim 2012

25.50

21/03/12

23/03/12

13/04/12

Final 2011

55.50

02/11/11

04/11/11

18/11/11

Interim 2011

25.50

23/03/11

25/03/11

08/04/11

Final 2010

30.00

03/11/10

05/11/10

19/11/10

Interim 2010

51.00

17/03/10

19/03/10

01/04/10

Final 2009

55.50

04/11/09

06/11/09

20/11/09

Interim 2009

25.50

18/03/09

20/03/09

09/04/09

Final 2008

55.50

29/10/08

31/10/08

21/11/08

Interim 2008

25.50

19/03/08

25/03/08

11/04/08

Final 2007

47.00

31/10/07

02/11/07

23/11/07

Interim 2007

23.00

21/03/07

23/03/07

12/04/07

Final 2006

38.00

01/11/06

03/11/06

24/11/06

Interim 2006

18.00

15/03/06

17/03/06

18/04/06

Final 2005

33.00

02/11/05

04/11/05

25/11/05

Interim 2005

15.00

09/03/05

11/03/05

07/04/05

Final 2004

27.00

20/10/04

22/10/04

26/11/04

Interim 2004

11.00

10/03/04

12/03/04

08/04/04

Final 2003

18.00

22/10/03

24/10/03

21/11/03

Interim 2003

7.00

12/03/03

14/03/03

10/04/03

Final 2002

12.00

23/10/02

25/10/02

22/11/02

Interim 2002

5.00

13/03/02

15/03/02

11/04/02

Final 2001

10.70

24/10/01

26/10/01

23/11/01

Interim 2001

4.30

14/03/01

16/03/01

19/04/01

Final 2000

9.20

23/10/00

27/10/00

24/11/00

Interim 2000

3.80

13/03/00

17/03/00

20/04/00

Final 1999

8.00

01/11/99

05/11/99

25/11/99

Interim 1999

3.50

22/03/99

26/03/99

22/04/99