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Financial year

Dividend

Amount
(pence)

Ex-dividend date

Record date

Payment date

2018/19

Interim

4.62

27 Dec 2018

28 Dec 2018

4 Feb 2019

2017/18

Final

10.55

9 Aug 2018

10 Aug 2018

3 Sep 2018

2017/18

Interim

4.85

28 Dec 2017

29 Dec 2017

5 Feb 2018

2016/17

Final

10.55

10 Aug 2017

11 Aug 2017

4 Sep 2017

2016/17

Interim

4.85

29 Dec 2016

30 Dec 2016

6 Feb 2017

2015/16

Final

9.6

11 Aug 2016

12 Aug 2016

5 Sep 2016

2015/16

Interim

4.4

24 Dec 2015

29 Dec 2015

8 Feb 2016

2014/15

Final

8.5

13 Aug 2015

14 Aug 2015

7 Sep 2015

2014/15

Interim

3.9

29 Dec 2014

30 Dec 2014

9 Feb 2015

BT Group plc

 

Financial year

Dividend

Amount 
(pence)

Ex-dividend date

Record date

Payment date

2018/19

Interim

4.62

27 Dec 2018

28 Dec 2018

4 Feb 2019

2017/18

Final

10.55

9 Aug 2018

10 Aug 2018

3 Sep 2018

 

Interim

4.85

28 Dec 2017

29 Dec 2017

5 Feb 2018

2016/17

Final

10.55

10 Aug 2017

11 Aug 2017

4 Sep 2017

 

Interim

4.85

29 Dec 2016

30 Dec 2016

6 Feb 2017

2015/16

Final

9.6

11 Aug 2016

12 Aug 2016

5 Sep 2016

 

Interim

4.4

24 Dec 2015

29 Dec 2015

8 Feb 2016

2014/15

Final

8.5

13 Aug 2015

14 Aug 2015

7 Sep 2015

 

Interim

3.9

29 Dec 2014

30 Dec 2014

9 Feb 2015

2013/14

Final

7.5

13 Aug 2014

15 Aug 2014

8 Sep 2014

 

Interim

3.4

23 Dec 2013

27 Dec 2013

3 Feb 2014

2012/13

Final 

6.5

  7 Aug 2013

  9 Aug 2013

2 Sep 2013

 

Interim

3.0

24 Dec 2012

28 Dec 2012

4 Feb 2013

2011/12

Final

5.7

  8 Aug 2012

10 Aug 2012

3 Sep 2012

 

Interim

2.6

28 Dec 2011

30 Dec 2011

6 Feb 2012

2010/11

Final

5.0

10 Aug 2011

12 Aug 2011

5 Sep 2011

 

Interim

2.4

29 Dec 2010

31 Dec 2010

7 Feb 2011

2009/10

Final

4.6

11 Aug 2010

13 Aug 2010

6 Sep 2010

 

Interim

2.3

23 Dec 2009

29 Dec 2009

8 Feb 2010

2008/09

Final

1.1

12 Aug 2009

14 Aug 2009

7 Sep 2009

 

Interim

5.4

24 Dec 2008

30 Dec 2008

9 Feb 2009

2007/08

Final

10.4

20 Aug 2008

22 Aug 2008

15 Sep 2008

 

Interim

5.4

24 Dec 2007

28 Dec 2007

11 Feb 2008

2006/07

Final

10.0

22 Aug 2007

24 Aug 2007

17 Sep 2007

 

Interim

5.1

27 Dec 2006

29 Dec 2006

12 Feb 2007

2005/06

Final

7.6 

16 Aug 2006

18 Aug 2006

11 Sep 2006

 

Interim

4.3

28 Dec 2005

30 Dec 2005

13 Feb 2006

2004/05

Final

6.5

3 Aug 2005

  5 Aug 2005

5 Sep 2005

 

Interim

3.9

29 Dec 2004

31 Dec 2004

7 Feb 2005

2003/04

Final

5.3

 

  6 Aug 2004

6 Sep 2004

 

Interim

3.2

 

30 Dec 2003

9 Feb 2004

2002/03

Final

4.25

 

  8 Aug 2003

8 Sep 2003

 

Interim

2.25

 

31 Dec 2002

10 Feb 2003

2001/02

Final

2.0

 

  9 Aug 2002

9 Sep 2002

 

Interim

Nil

 

 

Passed

 

As part of BT's debt reduction and restructuring plans, the Board did not recommend the payment of a final dividend to shareholders for the year ended 31 March 2001, nor an interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2002.

British Telecommunications plc

 

Financial year

Dividends

Amount (pence)

Payment date

2000/01

Final

Nil

Passed

 

Interim

8.70 

12 Feb 2001 

1999/2000

Final

13.2

18 Sep 2000

 

Interim       

8.70

14 Feb 2000

1998/99

Final

12.3

20 Sep 1999

 

Interim  

8.10  

15 Feb 1999

1997/98

Final  

11.45  

21 Sep 1998

 

Interim*

7.55

16 Feb 1998

1996/97

Special  

35.00

22 Sep 1997 

 

Final  

11.95

22 Sep 1997

 

Interim  

7.90 

17 Feb 1997

1995/96  

Final  

11.25

16 Sep 1996

 

Interim  

7.45  

12 Feb 1996

1994/95            

Final  

10.65  

18 Sep 1995

 

Interim  

7.05  

13 Feb 1995

1993/94            

Final  

10.05  

19 Sep 1994

 

Interim  

6.65  

14 Feb 1994

1992/93            

Final 

9.45  

30 Sep 1993

 

Interim  

6.15  

14 Feb 1993

1991/92            

Final 

8.70  

15 Sep 1992

 

Interim  

5.70  

28 Feb 1992

1990/91 

Final 

8.05  

11 Sep 1991

 

Interim  

5.25  

11 Feb 1991

1989/90 

Final 

7.15

11 Sep 1990

 

Interim  

4.65  

12 Feb 1990

1988/89    

Final 

6.25  

11 Sep 1989

 

Interim  

4.25  

13 Feb 1989

1987/88

Final 

5.75  

  5 Sep 1988

 

Interim 

3.75  

15 Feb 1988 

1986/87

Final 

5.10  

28 Sep 1987

 

Interim 

3.35  

23 Feb 1987 

1985/86

Final 

4.50  

29 Sep 1986

 

Interim 

3.00  

25 Feb 1986 

1984/85

Final 

3.90  

27 Aug 1985

Further information on dividends

Dividends are the share of a company’s profits that it decides to pay to its shareholders, on which they have already paid - or are due to pay - tax. They are an important part of the return from investing in shares, in addition to any increase in the share price. Companies are under no obligation to pay dividends, but they usually choose to do so because dividends provide an incentive to invest in their shares.

Companies typically keep part of their profits back to expand the business and/or increase their reserves, and will then pay out the rest as a dividend. If companies have good investment opportunities, they will tend to keep more of their profits back for this purpose, reducing the amount available for dividends. So the amount of profit companies make and the alternative uses of its profits will help to determine the dividend.

Dividends are usually paid after the half-year and full-year financial results, although some companies pay quarterly. At this time, a company’s board of directors will decide how much to pay per share. At the same time, the ex-dividend date, the record date and the payment date will be announced. The shares entitle the holder to receive a dividend up to the ex-dividend date. (The share price will fall by the amount of the dividend after this date: the shares ‘go ex-dividend’.) The record date is when the company registrar determines who is entitled to receive the dividend: the ‘beneficial owner’. The payment date is the date on which payment of the dividend is made to the beneficial owner.

Dividend and UK income tax

Up to April 2016

The dividend paid represents 90% of the shareholder’s 'dividend income'. The remaining 10% of the dividend income is made up of a tax credit - tax on profits already paid - or due to be paid - by the company. Shareholders are sent a voucher that shows the dividend paid and the 10% ‘tax credit’ which they can offset against any UK income tax due on dividend income. For the 2015/16 tax year, shareholders who have dividends paid direct to bank or building society accounts will be sent one consolidated tax voucher (dividend confirmation from the 2016/17 tax year) with our annual mailing in May, giving them all their BT dividend information for the previous year in one statement. Shareholders who receive dividends by cheque are sent a separate tax voucher/ dividend confirmation with each dividend payment. You can find more information about understanding the UK dividend tax credit and paying UK tax on dividend income on HM Revenue & Customs website.

From April 2016

The Dividend ‘tax credit’ is replaced by a tax-free Dividend Allowance. The Dividend Allowance does not reduce your total income for tax purposes, but it means that you won’t have to pay tax on the first £5,000 of your dividend income (£2,000 from April 2018), no matter what non-dividend income you have. The allowance is available to anyone who has dividend income. Tax on any dividends you receive over £5,000 (£2,000 from April 2018) is payable at the following rates:

  • 7.5% on dividend income within the basic rate band
  • 32.5% on dividend income within the higher rate band
  • 38.1% on dividend income within the additional rate band

Dividends within your allowance will still count towards your basic or higher rate bands, and may therefore affect the rate of tax that you pay on dividends you receive in excess of the Dividend allowance.

Dividends received on shares held in an Individual Savings Account (ISA) continue to be tax free.