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Nearly 1 million employees, almost one in 25, take at least one month off sick each
year according to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) which contributes to
a burden for employers of £9 billion a year for sick pay and other costs. The DWP estimates that sickness amongst
working age people costs the UK economy around £100 billion a year!
The UK work and pensions minister, Mike Penning, said that more than 130 million
days a year are lost due to sickness absence in Great Britain which has a
substantial impact on workers, employers and taxpayers and “we are taking
action to get people back into work”
who shoulder most of the costs, often have little idea of the financial impact
on their businesses according to Orchard Healthcare. The causes of absenteeism are complex but
much of it is linked to delays in NHS healthcare.
can prolong absence from work with significant added costs for employer and
Orchard Healthcare offer affordable plans which can get employees back to work faster through a range of measures which can prove highly cost effective.
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