British adults out of work due to health problems is costing the economy £100 billion, 2020 health report reveals

The number of adults in Britain who are unable to work because of health problems has more than tripled since the 1970’s at an estimated annual cost to the economy of more than £100 billion, a report published by campaigning think tank 2020 health has revealed.

The report, Work as a health outcome in the devolved nations found in England alone 2.1 million people claim health-related benefits, a number that despite health improvements has barely moved in the past year, the survey revealed.

The report states that more work is clearly needed to improve the record on reducing sickness-related worklessness.

However, the report found how schemes in Britain are making progress on reducing sickness absence….

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