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UK's Barratt says much of construction workforce will return in May

Barrett branding is seen on a building at a Barratt housing development near Haywards Heath

(Reuters) - Barratt Developments <BDEV.L> said on Friday it would restart work on its construction sites from May 11, with a significant proportion of its furloughed workforce returning to work before the end of the month.

Britain's largest housebuilder said it will start construction work on around 50% of its sites in the first phase and that it expects a limited number of additional home completions this financial year.

Its sites in Scotland would remain closed, along with showhomes and sales centres.

(Reporting by Samantha Machado in Bengaluru; editing by Patrick Graham)