UK dividends surge again in Q3 but 'caution needed' for 2022

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Mining boosted UK dividends in Q3, while oil also made a comeback
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Mining boosted UK dividends in Q3, while oil also made a comeback

UK dividends soared beyond expectations yet again in Q3, recovering nearly 90% year-on-year, driven by an “unprecedented” boom in the mining sector as well as a rebound in the oil industry but commentators urge "caution" going forward.

Building on the momentum seen in Q2, almost all sectors saw an increase in dividends, while only five paid out more than 2019. Mining, oil and banking made the biggest contributions to growth, according...

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