But next year's payout, boosted by a £16.6bn gross special dividend brought by Vodafone's sale of its stake in Verizon, masks a slowing in the underlying growth income paid by UK firms.
The latest dividend monitor from Capita Asset Services has forecast a 27.8% increase in the headline dividend to £101.8bn for 2014.
However, it has also signalled a slowing in the underlying rate of dividend growth. Capita has cut its headline dividend forecast by £1.7bn to £79.7bn for 2013 after a recording an underlying dividend growth rate of 6.2% year on year in quarter three. It cited weaker company profitability as dividend growth slowed versus the 7.7% rise seen in the first half of 2013.
Quarter three is typically the biggest-paying quarter but Capita said it had failed to top quarter two this year for the first time since 2008.