Confidence among UK consumers rose to the highest level in just over two years, according to the latest figures from research firm GfK.

The Consumer Confidence Index Score rose one point to -21 in June. Two of the five measures decreased this month, and the remaining measures increased. This is the highest it has been since May last year. 

"A one point rise is not of itself important, but what matters more is that it is another marker in what now appears to be a clear upward trend," said Nick Moon, managing director of social research at GfK.

He added that the improvement comes at a time when recent reports have noted that people are not only getting worse off, but they are likely to continue to do so.