April 29, 2020 / 6:39 AM / a month ago

UK's Persimmon begins phased restart of work at construction sites

April 29 (Reuters) - British housebuilder Persimmon said on Wednesday a phased restart of operations at its construction sites was underway and it does not plan to access the government’s COVID-19 funding schemes.

The country’s second-largest homebuilder said its forward sales, including homes completed to date, came in at 2.4 billion pounds ($2.99 billion), compared with 2.7 billion pounds last year.

$1 = 0.8020 pounds Reporting by Samantha Machado in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips

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