There were 179 companies that increased pay-outs
, while 60 held dividends at the same rate.
Over ten years, Wesleyan increased its pay-out
to pounds 7,205 from pounds 7,021 last year.
The warning comes from Mr Mike Urmston, chief actuary and finance director of CGU Life, after the company had trimmed its with-profit pay-outs
for the first time for several years.
It also betters the pay-outs
from all the other 14 life companies that have reported so far.
Norwich Union said it would appeal against the judge's decision because it believed pay-outs
for asbestos exposure were still too high.
But poor investment decisions and over-inflated pay-outs
in the past mean that today many simply don't stack up enough to clear the debt.
Kirklees Council reduced its compensation pay-outs
from pounds 64,133 in 2008-09 to pounds 22,230 in 2010-11.
But given the choice was between some money now or the vague possibility of a pay-out
in several years time that's hardly surprising.
General Secretary Paul Kenny said: "The fact that they each only pay 10% tax on this pounds 50m pay-out
shows how the Government have failed completely to deal with the abuse of the financial and tax systems by the private equity elite and shows that the system is rotten to its core.
The Robin Hood Tax campaign has described the pay-out
as 'eye watering.
2bn in relation to 2007, but held interim dividends, then axed the final pay-out