[PDF] Working well: A plan to reduce long term sickness absence

Institute for Public Policy Research
Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
Publication date:
15 February 2017


Not enough is being done by businesses or government to prevent people leaving work and moving onto sickness benefits; the result is a stubbornly high number of employment support allowance and incapacity benefit claimants. This report makes the case for a new 'Fit Pay' policy that would give employers the incentive to work with staff to keep them healthy and in work.