I am delighted to announce excellent results for the year. We have achieved further progress on margins in Linden Homes, increased our mixed-tenure output in Partnerships and Regeneration, and continue to make progress in resolving older contracts in Construction, whilst building and delivering a reliable and high quality order book. We have reorganised management in all three businesses during the year, creating the right platform for future progress in both volume and margin. Reflecting the delivery of record results and our continuing confidence in the business, we are proposing an increase in our full year dividend of 21%.
The decision to leave the European Union inevitably creates a backdrop of uncertainty for the new financial year. However, we have been encouraged by visitor levels and sales rates at Linden Homes through the summer. The balance of our businesses and the strength of our order books mean that we are well-placed to manage the impact of this uncertainty.
Peter Truscott / Chief Executive