A recent research report from broker Peel Hunt suggests that dividend payments are set to bounce back this year and there will be plenty of attractive dividend payers in the FTSE 250 index in particular.
Dividend payments will not go back to the peak achieved in 2018, though. There was £14.4bn paid in dividends by FTSE 250 companies in that year, falling to £12.3bn in 2019 and then £7.8bn in 2020.
A relatively modest recovery to £8.1bn is expected this year, before a further rise to £9.6bn in 2022.
The individual company yields are based on share prices at the end of May, so they may have changed since then. The forecasts have been compiled by Peel Hunt and do not necessarily agree with all forecasts.
The average dividend yield for the FTSE 250 is 2.3%, rising to 2.7% in 2022....