UK net worth rises to £6.8 trillion

Press Association
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Britain's resilient property market has helped increase the UK's worth by 3.3% to £6.8 trillion despite the economy slipping back into recession, figures revealed.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the UK's net value increased by £224 billion in 2011, meaning that every person in Britain is now worth £110,000.