A final dividend of 15.1 pence per share for the year ending 31 March 2021 was paid on 29 October 2021 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 1 October 2021, with an ex-dividend date of 30 September 2021. This dividend was declared following approval by the shareholders of the Company by ordinary resolution at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 23 September 2021 and a liability for payment of the dividend of £18.6 million has therefore been recognised in these condensed consolidated financial statements.
An interim dividend of 7.1 pence per share has been declared for the six months to 30 September 2021 which amounts to £8.8 million. This will be paid on 24 December 2021 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 26 November 2021, with an ex-dividend date of 25 November 2021. These condensed consolidated financial statements do not reflect the interim dividend payable.