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UK dividend risk ratchets up

UK dividend risk ratchets up

UK income seekers enjoyed a bumper 2018, with corporate payouts setting a record for the second year in a row. Dividends payments came in at £99.8bn, according to data from Link Asset Services, up 5.1 per cent on the prior year and ahead of what the research consultancy said was an already optimistic £99.5bn forecast.

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