5. Don’t let chaotic politics put you off investing in the UK

International investors don't like UK companies: they have shunned them since the EU referendum. But is that a mistake, especially for those who like a regular dividend payment? And can you still invest in a company who could - or has already - cut its dividend - like Vodafone in May this year? The answer to this and more on equity income investing is on this week's podcast.
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Threadneedle UK Equity Income invests in unloved UK companies that pay a dividend. As all UK companies seem to be unloved at the moment, the choice must be huge, right? Here, manager Richard Colwell talks about working at the Bank of England, ‘thinking active but acting lazy’ and how banks have missed this business cycle. He also discusses why more companies may cut dividends like Vodafone, but why this might not be such a bad thing for some firms.

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