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Absence rates and costs in the UK in 2008

Author: Neil Rankin

Sickness absences continued to have a marked impact on employers in the UK during 2008; this IRS survey provides detailed analyses of absence rates by such factors as industry and location, supplemented by statistics on the financial impact of non-attendance on organisations.

Key points

  • Findings from IRS's annual survey of sickness absence rates covering the 2008 calendar year provide detailed statistics according to employers' workforce size, economic sector, industry, geographical location and occupational groups.