Mind the gap – it could be here to stay


The policies of the banks may make the North-South divide a fixture says Mark Bridge.

Britain’s housing market is becoming increasingly polarised, economists have warned, and its it’s defining feature is the North-South divid. In one view, the South is effectively an extended city-state of London, while the North is another country altogether.

Lucy Yorke-Long of VanHan, the estate agency: “The divide exists because London is the only UK city to be globally facing, and the infrastructure and economy is strongest and far more advanced than in other parts of the country.”