Benefits push up household income

Press Association

Britons were better off between April and June, official figures show, although this was largely down to a rise in social benefits.

Real household actual income, which consists of wages, pensions, benefits, share dividends and net interest, rose by £69 to £4,510 per head in the second quarter, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, its highest level in a year-and-a-half.