Dividends 2019—Market Tracker Trend Report

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  • Dividends 2019—Market Tracker Trend Report

Dividends 2019—Market Tracker Trend Report

Market Tracker’s latest trend report, Dividends 2019—Market Tracker Trend Report, gives an update on market practice for the payment of dividends across the FTSE 350. It includes contributions and expert commentary from Martin Webster, Partner at Pinsent Masons LLP, Jonathan Beastall, Senior Adviser at Pinsent Masons LLP and the Investment Association.

The trend report covers all FTSE 350 companies with a financial year ending between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018, which held their annual general meeting (AGM) between 9 November 2017 and 10 December 2018 (the Research Period).

The trend report follows the government response to its consultation on Insolvency and Corporate Governance, which, among other things, highlighted concerns about how some companies go about paying dividends. In particular, the government has concerns that companies pay dividends even when in financial distress and that some companies avoid an annual shareholder vote on dividends by only paying interim dividends. The government has asked the Investment

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