House price growth picked up to 12.1% in the year to the end of September, official figures show, despite other surveys suggesting a slowdown.

The rate increased from 11.7% year-on-year growth the previous month, the Office for National Statistics said, with prices rising fastest in London.

There was an 18.8% annual rise in prices in London, the statistics show.

Publication of the data coincides with figures showing the latest increase in the cost of living.

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation was up slightly, rising to 1.3% in October compared with 1.2% in September.

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