So, out of £32.2m of public funding Persimmon boss Mike Farley paid himself a bonus of £406,000 (1 April, page 9) – no doubt for his excellent performance during their financially difficult period!

Well I tell you what: can someone please give me £32m and I promise that at least £31.9m will go on housing directly. So this way the public money gets better spent. Do the math.

Matt Cauthon