Employee health by the numbers

Absenteeism, unfocused employees and resignations are all symptoms of an unhealthy and unhappy workforce.

However it’s not until you consider the collective costs of these issues that you realise employee health benefits are an investment well worth making.


131.2 million

working days were lost due to sickness in the UK¹


is the average cost to the employer for every day an employee is absent²

£34.9 billion

is the estimated cost of mental health problems at work for the UK economy³ 

£21.2 billion

is the cost of presenteeism to the UK economy each year, with many employees working whilst unwell ⁴ 

15.4 billion

working days are lost due to stress, depression or anxiety ⁵ 

1 in 3

businesses do not know the absence cost to their business⁶

1. Office of National Statistics, 2017                        4. Centre for Mental Health, 2017
2. CIPD, 2017                                                               5. Health & Safety Executive, 2018
3. Centre for Mental Health, 2018                             6. Employee Benefits Healthcare Research in association with Health Shield; 2017
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