Persimmon returns to pre-Covid build levels and commits to 2019 dividend level

A row of three semi-detached houses in Fleetwood Harbour Village

Housebuilding giant Persimmon saw profit drop by a quarter last year as the pandemic affected the number of new houses it could build.

The FTSE 100 firm reported pre-tax profit of £783.8m over the during the year to the end of December, down from £1.04bn in 2019.

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