Anyone who thought the North South divide was something from the past ought to take a close look at long-term house price trends. In this set of data at least a North South divide is patently obvious and getting wider. The regional house price gap has reached its highest level.
Up-to-date house price data is available from the Office of National Statistics http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=House+Price+Indices
Chart from the ONS overview: Regional house price gap highest in 2013