List of Companies Cancelling UK Dividends in March and April 2020

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List of Companies Cancelling UK Dividends in March and April 2020

For a listed company to cancel a declared dividend is very rare. In the past we've seen this perhaps once per year globally.

Currently we are seeing over 50 companies revising or cancelling dividends per week in the UK alone.

We've been capturing these revisions day by day for our subscribers to keep their portfolios up to date.

We've published here a comprehensive list of dividend revisions in the UK - including cancelled/suspended/deferred/reduced dividends by date.

This is a majority of these although we may have missed a small few, in particular from the first early days before we realised some of the announcements were being made after 7am. Feel free to let us know and we will add them.

Please note: for institutional users, our sister company Woodseer Global provides timely intraday updates for dividend cancellations / suspensions globally - this is available as a structured feed via API, live report or email alerts. A time-delayed report list of cancelled / rescinded dividends is available on Woodseer additionally.


Selected list of UK companies who have cancelled dividends – March to April 2020



9th April


T. Clarke postpones AGM

Mondi cancelled declared dividend



8th April


Aviva cancelled declared dividend

Direct Line cancelled declared dividend

DS Smith cancelled declared dividend

PageGroup cancelled declared dividend

RSA Insurance cancelled declared dividend

Hiscox cancelled declared dividend and will not pay an interim dividend

Barr (AG) will not pay a final dividend

On the beach Group will not pay an interim dividend

S&U declared its final dividend

Tesco declared its final dividend

Tritax Big box declared its Q1 dividend, albeit lower than the guidance.

Greencoat UK Wind declared its Q1 dividend.



7th April


Vesuvius cancelled declared dividend

Cineworld cancelled declared dividend

Alliance Pharma No final dividend

4Imprint cancelled declared dividend

Anglo Pacific, Hilton Foods and Sabre insurance all declared dividends, although Sabre did hold back its special dividend due to Covid.



6th April


Amedeo Air four plus suspends dividend payments

Schroders Real Estate Investment Trust postpones next dividend

Arrow Global cancels declared dividend

Reach PLC cancels declared dividend

GVC Holdings cancels declared dividend

Petrofac cancels declared dividend

Spectris cancels declared dividend and declared special dividend

MJ Gleeson cancels declared dividend

Sthree cancels declared dividend

SCS Group cancels declared dividend

H&T cancels declared dividend



3rd April


Hunting cancelled Final dividend and replaced it with an interim dividend 50% lower 

Redcentric No final dividend

Fuller Smith & Turner No final dividend 

TT electronics Cancelled declared dividend

BAE systems Cancelled declared dividend

Tyman Cancelled declared dividend

XP Power Cancelled declared dividend

OneSavingsBank Cancelled declared dividend



2nd April


Serco cancelled declared dividend

Bunzl cancelled declared dividend

Bakkavor cancelled declared dividend

Close Brothers cancelled declared dividend

Hotel Chocolat cancelled declared dividend

Hays cancelled declared dividend

Robert Walters cancelled declared dividend

Adept Technologies cancelled declared dividend

John Wood Group cancelled declared dividend

Centrica cancelled declared dividend

Land Securities cancelled declared dividend

Burford Capital No final dividend

Flowtech Fluidpower No final Dividend

Saga dividend suspended

M&C Saachi dividend suspended



1st April


Renew Holdings suspends interim dividend

International Personal Finance Cancels declared dividend

Standard Chartered, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander UK all cancelled declared dividends and will pay no further dividends in calendar year 2020.

Savills Cancelled declared dividends 

Helical, Norcros, Caledonia and Qinetq postponed dividend decisions




31st March


Empiric Student Properties suspends dividend

Prs Reit Q3 dividend deferred

Morgan Advanced Materials Cancelled Declared dividend

AA suspends final dividend

Appreciate Cancels interim dividend

Rotork Cancelled Declared dividend

Nichols Cancelled Declared dividend

FIH No final dividend

Galliford Try Cancelled Declared dividend

St Modwen Properties Cancelled Declared dividend

Smiths Group No interim Dividend




30th March


Amino Technologies Cancelled Declared dividend

Greencore Cancelled Declared dividend

Inland Homes Cancelled Declared dividend

Hammerson Cancelled Declared dividend

Bank of Ireland Cancelled Declared dividend

Oxford Instruments Cancelled Declared dividend

AIB Cancelled Declared dividend

Macfarlane Group Cancelled Declared dividend

IMI Cancelled Declared dividend

Signature Aviation Cancelled Declared dividend

Belvoir No final dividend



27th March


FDM Cancels Declared dividend

Hill & Smith Cancels Declared dividend

Essentra Cancels Declared dividend

Dominos Pizza Cancels Declared dividend

Meggit Cancels Declared dividend

Provident Financial Cancels Declared dividend

Coats Group Cancels Declared dividend

Marshalls Cancels Declared dividends

Finsbury Food Cancels Declared dividend

Scapa Group Cancels Declared dividend

Photo-me International Cancels Declared dividend

Alumasc Cancels Declared dividend

Rightmove Cancels Declared dividend

Balfour Beatty Postpones AGM

Mitie No final dividend



26th March


Hostelworld cuts declared dividend

Weir Group cuts declared dividend

MPAC cuts declared dividend

Senior Plc cuts declared dividend

James Fisher cuts declared dividend

British Land cuts declared dividend and suspends future payments

SIG Plc No final dividend

Topps Tiles No Interim dividend

Renewi No final dividend

Ocean Wilson holdings cuts declared dividend from US 70 cents to US 30 cents



25th March


Cairn homes cancels declared dividend

DFS cancels declared dividend

Vitec cancels declared dividend

Persimmon cancels declared dividends

Volution Group cancels declared dividend

Rentikil cancels declared dividend and suspends dividend payments

Unite cancels declared dividend and suspends dividend payments

McCarthy & Stone cancels declared dividend

Morgan Sindall cancels declared dividend

Wilmington cancels declared dividend


Mears will not pay a final dividend

Halfords suspends dividends indefinitely

St Modwen Properties adjourns AGM therefore delaying the dividend until a new AGM approves the dividend. 

Keller, similarly to NEXT plc, has put the declared dividend under review

Animalcare defers the payment of its final dividend

Bellway will not pay an interim dividend

Walker Greenbank will not pay a final dividend

SSP defers final dividend payment from 27/3 to 4/6 and will ask shareholders to waive their entitlement. Will not pay an interim for H1 2020.



24th March


Santander has cancelled its 2020 interim (paid in November 2020) choosing instead to make a single payment in May 2021. Declared dividends unaffected.

Mortgage Advice Bureau was going to declare 12.8p, but instead has declared 6.4p now with 6.4p delayed.

Dunelm has cancelled their declared dividend 

Redrow has cancelled their declared dividend

Gateley has cancelled their declared dividend

RPS has cancelled their declared dividend



23rd March


Stagecoach. No final dividend

Go ahead cancels declared dividend

Aggreko Cancels declared dividend

Card Factory No final dividend

ITV cancels declared dividend

IWG cancels declared dividend

N Brown Group suspends dividends for the foreseeable future.



20th March


Travis Perkins cancelled their already declared dividend

Intercontinental Hotels Group Cancelled their declared dividend

Marks and Spencer will not pay a final dividend this year

JD Wetherspoon will not pay an interim dividend

SCS declared an unchanged dividend of 5.5p



19th March


National express - Monitoring their declared dividend

Playtech cut their declared dividend 

Portmeiron no final dividend to conserve cash

NewRiver reit Q4 dividend cut 

Crest Nicholson cut their declared dividend 

Next plc deferred final dividend

Elementis Cut their declared dividend



18th March


Micro Focus pulled its declared dividend this morning



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