2017
£000
2016
£000
Final dividend paid in respect of prior year but not recognised as a liability in that year:
12.91 pence per share (2016: 11.82 pence per share)
11,97910,401
Interim dividend paid: 6.11 pence per share (2016: 5.55 pence per share)5,6854,891
Total dividend 19.02 pence per share (2016: 17.37 pence per share) recognised as distributions to equity holders in the period17,66415,292
Proposed final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2017: 15.33 pence per share (2016: 12.91 pence per share)14,28811,974
Total dividend paid and proposed for the year ended 30 June 2017: 21.44 pence per share (2016: 18.46 pence per share)19,97316,865

In accordance with IAS 10 'Events After the Balance Sheet Date', the proposed final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2017 has not been accrued for in these financial statements. It will be shown as a deduction from equity in the financial statements for the year ending 30 June 2018. There are no income tax consequences. The final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2016 is shown as a deduction from equity in the year ended 30 June 2017.