Fortnum & Mason’s owners have given £58m to charity after a blow-out year.
The owner of the luxury department store - which was attacked by tax evasion group UK Uncut earlier this year - Wittington Investments, which is controlled by the Weston family, paid out a £73m dividend, of which 80% is understood to have gone to charity, according to the Telegraph.
Last month, 109 cases were dropped against the protesters which attacked the store in March. 30 cases are still being pursued.
Wittington sales rose 9.9% to £10.3bn and profits jumped by nearly two thirds in its year to September 2010.
Wittington also owns Heal’s and a 54.5% stake in Associated British Foods, the conglomerate behind value fashion giant Primark.