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Absence rates survey 2011: 2.8% of working time lost

Author: Rachel Suff

The latest XpertHR research finds that absence from work was worth 2.8% of working time in 2010, equivalent to an average of 6.5 days per employee. The cost of absence amounted to £553 per employee, when averaged across the whole workforce.

Key points

  • Our annual report on absence rates finds that sickness absence rates from work represented an average and median of 2.8% of working time per annum in the UK in 2010.