The ten highest dividend yields in the FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 is a market index made up of the 100 largest companies by market capitalisation on the London Stock Exchange, and it is usually used as a benchmark to judge the performance of the UK equity market.

The index is also usually a first port of call for income investors.

The FTSE 100’s strong dividend credentials

According to AJBell’s Q1 Dividend Dashboard, 2022 could be the second-best year ever for total FTSE 100 cash returns. AJ Bell is projecting total dividend payouts of £81.2bn in 2022 and a further £32.7bn in share buybacks, although these numbers could change as the year progresses.

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