Long-Term Sickness Absence Cases in Britain Near One Million

There are 960,000 cases of long-term sickness absence every year among the British workforce, data shows. Figures analysed by the Department of Work and Pensions found that the majority of long-term absences in Britain – those lasting longer than four weeks – were for musculoskeletal conditions (33%). A further 20% of long-term absences were due to mental health issues.


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