Monday, 13 June 2016

Activ Absence expert joins industry call to tackle sickness absence

Britain’s manufacturers have today urged the Government to consider giving tax breaks to tackle the UK’s chronic sickness absence problem, to help employers to pay for private treatment for employees and ease the burden on an overburdened NHS.

The call was made today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation on the back of the UK’s biggest business survey on sickness absence and ahead of a Green Paper on workforce health to be published this summer. The survey, published with Jelf shows that long term absence is continuing to increase while, at the same time, the NHS is proving unable to support the working age population by providing timely and effective rehabilitation and medical treatment.

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