Investing for Income 

National Grid: balancing returns and investment

National Grid: balancing returns and investment

Dividend policy: National Grid pays dividends biannually, with a policy to grow payments in line with retail price inflation for the foreseeable future

Payment: Twice a year, in sterling with scrip alternative, occasional special dividends

Yield: 5.5 per cent

Last cut: No cut since the company began paying out in 1996, after accounting for rebasing following a rights issue in June 2010

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