Glossary

We have made every effort to keep our website free of jargon but realise some words, phrases and acronyms may need further explanation. Our glossary contains definitions for business and financial terms used throughout this site.

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Share capital
Money raised from selling shares to shareholders.
Shareholders
Individual investors who own part of a limited company.
SIC 15
A statement of accounting practice, which requires certain lease incentives to be amortised through the income statement.
Share buyback
The purchase in the open market by a listed company of its own shares.
Scrip dividend
Land Securities offers its shareholders the opportunity to receive dividends in the form of shares instead of cash. This is known as a Scrip dividend.
Security Group
Security Group is the principal funding vehicle for Land Securities and properties held in the Group are mortgaged for the benefit of lenders. It has the flexibility to raise a variety of different forms of finance.
Socially Responsible Investors
Investors who take account of wider concerns, such as social justice or the environment, as well as financial considerations.
SRIs
Socially Responsible Investors, who take account of wider concerns, such as social justice or the environment, as well as financial considerations.
STEMnet
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network. Creates opportunities to inspire young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, enabling young people to develop their creativity, problem-solving and employability skills, widens their choices and supports the UKs future competitiveness.
SRI
Socially Responsible Investment
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