Persimmon rewards investors as homebuyers return post lockdown

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

Housebuilder Persimmon is set to pay an interim dividend of 70p per share next month after fending off the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Persimmon is one of the greatest beneficiaries of the taxpayer funded help-to-buy scheme, and the extra payout to investors comes on top of a 40p per share dividend paid in September. This means the company will have fully replaced its previously delayed 110p per share final dividend.

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