8 Dividends

2016
£m
2015
£m
Amounts recognised as distributions to equity holders of the company in the year comprise:
Ordinary shares
Final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2015 at 25.14 pence per share (2014: 24.03 pence)171.4163.8
Interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2016 at 12.81 pence per share (2015: 12.56 pence)87.385.6
258.7249.4
Proposed final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2016 at 25.64 pence per share (2015: 25.14 pence)174.8171.4

The proposed final dividends for the years ended 31 March 2016 and 31 March 2015 were subject to approval by equity holders of United Utilities Group PLC as at the reporting dates, and hence have not been included as liabilities in the consolidated financial statements at 31 March 2016 and 31 March 2015 respectively.