British house prices rose at their slowest pace in more than four years in the three months to July as households felt the pinch of inflation which is rising faster than wages, mortgage lender Halifax said on Monday.
Average house prices in the period were 2.1 percent higher than a year earlier, slowing from a 2.6 percent increase in June’s figures and down from growth of more than 8 percent in July last year, Halifax said.
Economists in a Reuters poll had expected a 2.0 percent rise.
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