Consumer confidence slipped to a six-month low in October despite the economy moving out of recession, according to the latest figures from research company GfK.

GfK's Consumer Confidence Index Score edged down two points to -30 in October.

GfK managing director of social research Nick Moon said: "Just as the economy moves out of recession consumer confidence dips again. While we are not quite back to the levels of this time last year, the index has not been this low in six months.

"While the Olympics are thought to have boosted GDP in the last quarter, the late summer boost in consumer sentiment has now faded. The government will be concerned that the economic bounce will follow a similar path and deflate during the autumn.

"The fragility of the recovery is underlined by the fact that people are more worried about their own financial situation over the next 12 months. This certainly doesn't suggest there will be a spending boom on the back of the official emergence from recession."

Four of the five measures saw declines this month, while the remaining measure increased one point.

The UK Consumer Confidence survey was conducted on a sample of 2,000 individuals aged 16 and above.