results Persimmon has big rise in completions

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Yorkshire housebuilder Persimmon has seen a 28 per cent rise in the number of completions in the first half of the year, totalling 6,408 homes.

Total revenues have increased by 33 per cent to £1.2 billion, compared to £0.9 billion for the same period in 2013. It will open 100 new sites in the second half of 2014 in the UK.