House prices in the UK went up 10.2% in the year to June, the Office for National Statistics has said.

Excluding London and the south-east, UK house prices rose by 6.3%.

It says house price annual inflation was 10.7% in England – driven by a 19.3% rise in London – 3.5% in Wales, 6% in Scotland and 4.9% in Northern Ireland.

The ONS also says that in June, prices paid by first-time buyers were 12% higher than in June the previous year, while home movers paid 9.5% more.

The ONS puts the average UK “mix-adjusted” house price at £265,000.

Broken down, these are an average of £276,000 in England, £167,000 in Wales, £137,000 in Northern Ireland and £193,000 in Scotland.

The average price in London was £499,000, compared with the north-east’s average of £150,000 – the lowest in England.

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