BHSF has undertaken extensive research looking at how employees will fare should they be unable to work through long-term injury or sickness.
The results, published in our short guide 'Sickness epidemic in the UK', make extremely uncomfortable reading.
Around 16 million employees may be unable to pay their household bills for more than 6 to 8 weeks.
And half of the UK workforce have no sick pay provision beyond the statutory minimum, forcing many back to work when they are not ready to return.
It’s a 'sickness epidemic' that employers need to address.