Industry Voice: It's time to get excited about UK dividend growth

RLAM's Senior Fund Manager, Richard Marwood outlines the background to how investors fell ‘out of love’ with the UK market but points to positive signs of a recovery.

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Industry Voice: It's time to get excited about UK dividend growth

A ‘no-deal' exit from the EU was avoided at the last minute, while the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccination has been successfully implemented, especially in comparison to neighbouring countries in Europe. Covid-19 impinged on consumers' spending over the course of 2020, resulting in a strong-level of pent up demand, which bodes well for the UK economy. 

Many companies have resumed making dividend payments, with market expectations for a sharp recovery in dividend payments over the course of 2021. 

 

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