Persimmon bemoans Covid challenges as revenues and sales decline

A "robust" performance by Persimmon in the second half of the year has mitigated some of the impact of delays caused by the initial Covid-19 lockdown period in the first half, the housebuilder said today.In a trading update today ahead of the publication of its annual results, Persimmon revealed that total group revenues for 2020 were £3.33 billion, which is 8.7% down on 2019’s £3.65bn, with new housing revenues of £3.13bn (2019: £3.42bn).

Published 13 January 2021

Andrew Wyllie named independent non-executive director at Persimmon

Persimmon has announced the appointment of Andrew Wyllie CBE to its board as an independent non-executive director.

Published 18 December 2020

Persimmon to make second dividend payout after ‘robust’ third quarter

Persimmon said today it is currently on course to deliver a “good result” for 2020 with the recent tightening of COVID-19 restrictions across England and Scotland having a “relatively limited impact” on its operations.

Published 10 November 2020

Persimmon to deliver 86 homes on former Wishaw hospital site following appeal

Persimmon is to start work on 86 new homes on the grounds of the former Cleland Hospital in Wishaw in the coming weeks after it completed the purchase of the site from NHS Lanarkshire.

Published 26 October 2020

Persimmon appeals 169-home Kinross planning refusal

Persimmon Homes has launched an appeal into Perth & Kinross Council's rejection of an application to expand a housing development in Kinross.

Published 15 October 2020

England: Watchdog investigates four housebuilders over leasehold selling

Four of the UK's biggest housing developers are being investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over concerns they may have broken consumer protection law in relation to leasehold homes.

Published 4 September 2020

Dunedin Canmore completes 174 new affordable homes in Edinburgh

Dunedin Canmore has delivered a major boost to affordable housing across Edinburgh after completing 174 new homes in four communities across the capital.

Published 26 August 2020

Persimmon maintains dividend after ‘exceptional’ response to COVID disruption

Persimmon has announced an interim dividend on the back of an “excellent” start to the second half.

Published 18 August 2020

Housing developers successfully challenge chapter of local development plan

Five housing developers have succeeded in challenging a chapter of the Inverclyde Local Development Plan concerning housing land supply on the ground of inappropriate methodology. 

Published 4 August 2020

Persimmon and Vistry issue bullish trading updates

Housebuilders Persimmon and Vistry have reported an increase demand for new homes since reopening sales offices after months at a standstill during the coronavirus lockdown.

Published 9 July 2020

Kinross development plans rejected over Loch Leven sewage concerns

Perth & Kinross Council has rejected an application to expand a housing development in Kinross amid concerns that sewage water would spill into Loch Leven.

Published 3 July 2020

800-home development near Bannockburn conditionally approved

Stirling Council has given conditional approval to £100 million plans to build around 800 new homes near Bannockburn.

Published 29 June 2020

Persimmon names Dean Finch as new CEO

National Express chief executive Dean Finch has been appointed as the successor of David Jenkinson as group chief executive at Persimmon.

Published 24 June 2020

Persimmon plans phased return south of the border from Monday

Housebuilder Persimmon has followed Taylor Wimpey in announcing plans to start reopening sites but like its rival, this will not be applicable to Scotland just yet.

Published 24 April 2020

Construction firms suspend dividends

Springfield Properties, Persimmon and Morgan Sindall have all revealed plans to suspend dividends to shareholders to preserve cash amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published 25 March 2020