SSE's core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. In fulfilling this purpose, SSE requires the support of the shareholders who have invested in its shares, and it believes their investment should be remunerated through the payment of dividends, for four key reasons:

  • receiving and reinvesting dividends is the biggest source of an investor's return over the long term;
  • dividends provide income for those investors who do not wish to reinvest them;
  • dividend targets provide a transparent means with which to hold management to account; and
  • a long-term commitment to dividend growth demands a disciplined, consistent and long-term approach to operations, investment and acquisitions.

As a result of this, SSE's strategy is to deliver annual growth in the dividend payable to shareholders through the efficient operation of, and investment in, a balanced range of economically-regulated and market-based businesses in energy production, storage, distribution, supply and related services, mainly in the UK and Ireland.

The delivery of annual increases in the dividend paid to shareholders of at least RPI inflation is a clear, measurable and practical goal which sets the long-term financial context for SSE's operational and investment decisions.


SSE Half Year Results 2014/15

SSE's 2014/15 Half Year Results took place on Wednesday 12 November 2014, at 9.00am. You can access the full half-year results statement, and see the presentation in the reports and results section of this website.


See the links below for all the latest reports and results from 2014.

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