House prices rose in August

 
Ben Southwood
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HOUSE PRICES continued to edge up into August, official statistics showed yesterday, confirming earlier private sector data.

House prices were up 0.1 per cent in the month, driven by a 0.5 per cent rise in London prices, the Office for National Statistics said.

By contrast the east Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, and the south west saw small declines.