Confidence among UK consumers in December fell to its lowest level since March, according to the latest figures.

The GfK Consumer Confidence Index fell two points to -4 this month. Four of the five measures used to calculate the Index Score saw declines, while the remaining measure increased. 

"After seven months of flat lining within two points either side of -1, the Index has finally moved (just) out of this range, and the bad news for the government is that it has moved downward," said Nick Moon, managing director of social research at GfK.

"The index is now at the lowest point it has been since March this year, though it must be remembered that it is still significantly higher than it was two years ago this month when it stood at -29."