AJ Bell: UK dividend growth to fall by 30 percentage points in 2022

Quarterly Dividend Dashboard

Lauren Mason
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AJ Bell's Russ Mould

The FTSE 100’s total dividend pay-out for 2022 is expected to increase by £1.9bn or 2%, according to AJ Bell’s latest Dividend Dashboard report, compared to a projected 32% uptick – or £81.8bn pay-out – for 2021. However, the fall in growth could be the result of improving dividend cover.

According to the firm's research, the blue-chip index is expected to yield 4.1% over the course of next year, marking the second annual dividend increase since the sharp decline seen in 2020. Dividend...

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