UK kicks off £3bn Royal Mail privatisation (FT )
The UK government set the price range for the flotation of Royal Mail on Friday as postal service workers prepared to vote on industrial action.
Help to Buy: Osborne asks Bank of England to keep closer watch (BBC )
Chancellor George Osborne has asked the Bank of England to take a bigger role in ensuring his Help to Buy housing scheme does not fuel a property boom.
Pound rises after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney sees no need for more QE (Telegraph )
Mark Carney, the Bank of England Governor, sees no need for more stimulus for the economy given the gathering pace of the recovery, sending the pound higher.
North-South divide in house prices, says Nationwide (BBC )
The gap between house prices in northern and southern England has moved above £100,000 for the first time, according to the Nationwide.
North-south house price divide widest ever at over £100,000 (Telegraph )
The average southern home is now worth 74pc more than its northern equivalent.