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UK minister 'increasingly concerned' by Persimmon handling of housing funding scheme

UK minister 'increasingly concerned' by Persimmon handling of housing funding scheme
FILE PHOTO: Secretary of State for Housing James Brokenshire arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls -
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EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain's housing minister James Brokenshire has conveyed concerns to builder Persimmon that it may not be operating correctly within a public funding scheme for new house buyers, a source close to the minister said on Saturday.

Brokenshire was "increasingly concerned" by the behaviour of Persimmon, Britain's second-biggest housebuilder.

"Leasehold, build quality, their leadership seemingly not getting they’re accountable to their customers, are all points that have been raised by (the minister) privately," the source said, echoing a report in The Times newspaper.

(Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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