Sick days in the UK hit new low
The number of sick days taken in the UK has dropped to a record low, according to the recent Confederation of British Industry, Pfizer Absence and Workplace Health Survey.
The survey shows that the average absence rate was 5.3 days in 2012, down from 6.5 days in 2010, saving businesses around £3bn a year.
It wasn’t all good news, however, with the survey also showing that the respondents to the survey (HR managers in 153 public and private sector organisations) believe that one in eight sick days are taken for non-genuine reasons and that, overall, non-attendance is still costing the economy £14bn a year…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Walker Morris briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Walker Morris
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Walker Morris
The Finance Act 2014 will change the economics of using tax avoidance schemes by requiring payment of disputed tax upfront in cases involving numerous marketed tax management schemes,
The Groceries Code Adjudicator was established to investigate whether a ‘designated retailer’ has breached the Groceries Supply Code of Conduct.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.
New EU rules and lawyers’ increased comfort with digital formats are sparking a sea-change in the way law firms manage their documents