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Sickness absence at lowest rate since records began

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show a significant fall in the number of days employees are taking off work due to sickness. In 2017 employees took an average of 4.1 days off compared to 7.1 in 1993. This gradual decrease began in 1999.

It could be as a result of a healthier life expectancy but also could be as a result of people still going into work when they are ill.  Presenteeism is sometimes not a good thing if it means spreading infection or staff not being 100% fit.