Fake sick days cost the UK millions a year

Employees
are pulling an average of four "sickies" a year, costing UK employers
millions, according to a survey by The Observer newspaper.

The
survey reveals that fake sick days cost UK employers 10 million days’ work
every month.

And
one in five 18- to 24-year-olds admitted consuming illegal drugs, with 10 per
cent of adults admitting they have tried hard drugs.

One
in 10 adults admitted shoplifting without being caught and 5 per cent admitted
committing benefit, tax or insurance fraud.

The
findings were based on a poll by ICM of 1,200 people across the country.

 

www.observer.co.uk

 

By
Richard Staines

 

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