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RBS, Rio Tinto and Micro Focus lead surge in UK dividends

RBS, Rio Tinto and Micro Focus lead surge in UK dividends

Whatever problems the UK (and to be fair the wider world too) is grappling with, in the last quarter income investors led a charmed life. Figures from Link Group’s UK Dividend Monitor Report shows headline payouts rose 14.5 per cent to a record £37.8bn during the three months to June 2019. Despite the cash bonanza Michael Kempe, chief operating officer at Link Market Services, thinks “the UK’s dividend clothes are starting to look a bit threadbare”.

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