'Half of UK workers' off sick for longer than a month would struggle financially

One million too ill to work for longer than a month every year

Adam Saville
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'Half of UK workers' off sick for longer than a month would struggle financially

Research by Royal London investigates employee attitudes to sick pay

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show that, on average, 960,000 employees take sick leave for a month or more every year, and new research from Royal London, which questioned 1,030 people, has revealed that 52% would worry about their income if they found themselves in this position. The survey also found that two-thirds (60%) found their employer's sick policies difficult to understand, with one-in-six workers not knowing what their employer's policy is. Sick pay Statu...

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