2019
£m
2018
£m
Dividends paid and recognised in the year12.912.8
Dividends per share paid and recognised in the year4.65p4.65p
Dividends per share proposed but not recognised in the year3.15p3.15p

The proposed final dividend for the year ended 31 May 2019 of 3.15p per ordinary share on approximately 277.8m ordinary shares (approximately £8.8m) was approved by the Board on 24 July 2019 and will be recommended to shareholders at the AGM on 25 September 2019. The dividend has not been included as a liability as at 31 May 2019. The payment of this dividend will not have any tax consequences for the Group.