According to CIPD research the median cost of absence per employee in 2015 was 554 UK pounds. This was lower in the private sector at 400 UK pounds then in the public sector at 789 UK pounds and the non-profit sector at 639 UK pounds sectors.
The most common causes of long term absence include:
2. Heart Attack
5. Mental ill-health
ACAS have been quoted as says that sickness absence is costing the UK economy 8.4 billion UK pounds each year. It costs an estimated 2.5 UK pounds billion annually to replace staff who are forced to give up work because of mental health issues.
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