Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Working well: A plan to reduce long term sickness absence

a report by Bill Davies, Joe Dromey, Clare McNeil, Charlotte Snelling and Craig Thorley for IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research).

Not enough is being done by businesses or government to prevent people leaving work and moving onto sickness benefits; the result is a stubbornly high number of employment support allowance and incapacity benefit claimants. This report makes the case for a new 'Fit Pay' policy that would give employers the incentive to work with staff to keep them healthy and in work.

Lots of options for reading: online, download summary or download full document all available here

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