'Three quarters of ill-health productivity loss' could be prevented

Britain’s Healthiest Workplace study finds

Adam Saville
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'Three quarters of ill-health productivity loss' could be prevented

Vitality research finds depression, lifestyle choices and stress cost UK businesses £61bn a year

British businesses lose £81bn a year due to ill-health, however three quarters of this could be prevented through lifestyle changes and productivity management strategies, research from Vitality has revealed. Factors such as depression, poor lifestyle choices and stress account for around 75% of ill-health related absenteeism and presenteeism in the UK last year - equating to £61bn - the research found, however these are all things that can be targeted by businesses through health and wellbeing...

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