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Work-shy Britons take 35m sickies a year

15th July 2010

A new poll has suggested that Britons are taking 35 million fictitious sick days a year, costing the economy billions of pounds a year in lost production.

The soaring absence rate is equivalent to every worker taking at least one day off and the Confederation of British Industry put the cost of all sick days last year at a record £16.8billion – equal to about £595 for every worker, with fake sick days costing £2.5billion. It puts Britain at the top of Europe’s sick note league.


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