Persimmon launches business review to address Help to Buy concerns

Persimmon has launched an independent review of its business after falling under scrutiny for poor practices under the Help to Buy scheme. The review will be led by an independent chair, Stephanie Barwise QC of Atkin Chambers, supported by law firm  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The consultation period will last five weeks. Customers and employees are encouraged to participate via the Persimmon website. The review team, which aims to contact 100,000 stakeholders, will report to the board and a timetable has been set for the initial findings to be presented in the final quarter of 2019. The findings of