Pay Out


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Pay Out

To pay dividends to shareholders, as opposed to reinvesting profits in the company. The more of a company's profits it pays out, the less it reinvests (or plows back). Whether or not this is desirable depends on the rate of growth. Investors tend to prefer a higher pay-out in a slow-growing company and a lower one in a fast-growing company.
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Pleural plaques sufferers had been entitled to pay outs before 2007 when Law Lords ruled them ineligible for compensation.
By far the largest category for complaints was the loss of mail or parcels, accounting for more than 2,700 compensation pay outs in the CF area, worth pounds 99,036.
Controversy has dogged the miners' compensation scheme in recent years after it was discovered lawyers acting on behalf of claimants were deducting success fees from pay outs, with more than 1,541 complaints received by the Law Society's Consumer Complaints Service (CCS).
Confident Riddle said: ``There wouldn't be many pay outs because although we go on about some lapses in quality most visitors love this country, love the experience and most of all they love the people.''
More than 100 members of staff at the Rhodia plant walked out in a series of 24 hour strikes after they feared their final pay outs would be jeopardised when new recruits were banned from joining the current scheme.
Newspaper reports quoted RBS insiders as saying that pay outs in its investment banking division would be "at the low, low end of the scale" - even if that meant losing experienced staff to better-paying rivals.
AN ARTICLE in yesterday's Daily Post on NHS trust pay outs for medical blunders incorrectly stated the figure paid out by North East Wales NHS Trust.
They were also criticised for agreeing to PRA receiving a percentage of compensation pay outs, and for not informing clients clearly enough about the relationship.