P517 ORACLE 517 Sun 5 May C4 2020:01   TRAFALGAR HOUSE  The shipping, oil, construction and hotels group Trafalgar House has revealed that first-half pre-tax profits rose by 25% to £57.4m. Operating profits in the six months to March 31 increased by 43% to £71.5m. And the group,which this week announced nearly 600 redundancies at the Scott Lithgow shipyard on the Lower Clyde, is raising its interim dividend by 15%. Shareholders will receive 5.4p a share, up from 4.7p. The board predicts total dividends for the year of 11.5p (10p). Business headlines p402 Index p500 HOLIDAYS ABROAD 580/581 UK HOLS 582