UK absenteeism rises by 10 million days - ONS

One in three sick days taken by mid-life employees

Adam Saville
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UK absenteeism rises by 10 million days - ONS

ONS report shows that 141 million days of work were lost due to sickness in 2018

Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that 10 million more sickness days were taken in UK during 2018 than the previous year, with mid-life workers experiencing the highest rate of absenteeism in the UK. More than one-in-three (37%, 52 million) of the 141 million lost days were attributed to workers aged 50-64. This is despite this age group representing just 28% of the total working population. Alistair McQueen, head of savings & retirement at Aviva ...

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