London and the Rest of England
All of the terms ‘divided Kingdom‘, ‘Great divide’ or ‘north-south divide’ as we can find it in many articles and news is just the media’s non-sense – or making things bigger and incorrect. The media exaggerate the division, which makes people more aware of it. Whether it's true or not, a lot of articles on Internet and in UK papers create awareness of perceived economic and social differences between north and south. This puts the subject on a conscious level or makes people believe there is a difference (whether there is or not). That causes a lot of people are persuaded by the media. It might actually encourage the divide. The truth is, that in nowadays situation it is just London what causes this claim. London has all the economic and political power so money doesn't reach the north which might create a separation of wealth between northern and southern England. The south is all right with London nearby.
The private services sector has got a massive grown by the end of the 20th century till today. And the government does not hesitate to spend loads of money in it as the services are mainly concentrated to London (while the north is fairly behind). That heavily affects business, tourism, entertainment and general situation in London. In long-term view, for London and surroundings the private sector grew up by over 90%, whereas the 3 northern regions together increased just by over 60%.
Business with a property is one of the most popular. The prices for the houses, apartments, hotels and flats are really high, both renting and buying. An average house price in London is nearly £500.000, comparing to the north where the price is more than 3 times lower. And investors know very well that benefits from London will come quite early because of higher and higher rents. As London, metropolitan city which has almost 10 million people and a massive density about 5 000 people per sq km (mid-2012) with rather a small...