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Imperial Brands ditches its dividend policy - where to look for double-digit payout growth

News this week that Imperial Brands is ditching a long held policy of hiking its dividend payout by 10 percent every year didn’t come as much of a surprise. 

For many years, the blue-chip that used to be known as Imperial Tobacco has been a stalwart income share. It has been part of the UK’s dividend landscape, with big, reliable and growing payouts (assuming you could stomach its ‘sin stock’ status).

But as the market for cigarettes has changed, so too has Imperial’s ability to keep up with that policy of double-digit payout growth. The market has…

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