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By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - UK housebuilders have lost as much as 40 percent of their value since Britain voted to leave the EU, as the threat of recession erased their standing as safe haven stocks. About 8 billion pounds has been wiped off the market capitalisation of the country's four biggest housebuilders, Taylor Wimpey , Persimmon , Barratt and Berkeley , since the result of Thursday's referendum. "You've gone from certainty and clarity and confidence to a complete lack of," Shore Capital analyst Robin Hardy said.
Prime Minister David Cameron is laying the groundwork for his successor to trigger Britain's departure from the European Union and on Monday urged unity among his top ministers, his spokeswoman said. Cameron said on Friday he would resign by October after Britons ignored his advice and voted to leave the 28-member bloc in last week's referendum, unleashing a leadership battle in his ruling Conservatives. It is not the decision-making because it is right that that decision is taken by the prime minister in a new government," adding that Oliver Letwin, a lawmaker and old friend of Cameron's, would be involved with the unit.