The Diploma Directors have declared an interim dividend of 16.5 per share (2022: 15.0p) which will be paid on 9 June 2023 to shareholders on the register on 26 May 2023. The total value of the dividend will be £22.1m (2022: £18.7m). No liability has been recognised on the balance sheet at 31 March 2023 in respect of the interim dividend (2022: same). During the period, the Directors became aware that approximately £2.5m of the FY21 interim dividend declared on 17 May 2021 was paid other than in accordance with the technical requirements of the Companies Act 2006. This was because interim accounts had not been filed at Companies house prior to the declaration of the dividend. It is intended that this technical issue, which has no impact on the Company's financial position, be ratified by a shareholders' resolution to be proposed in due course.