IoD calls for government to act on incapacity

The
Government must play a greater role in halting the tide of long-term illness
and incapacity in the workforce, claims a report.

The
study by the Institute of Directors (IoD) states that with 700,000 new
claimants of incapacity benefit a year, employers need greater government
intervention to help tackle the problem of long-term absence.

The
research claims that a lack of effective NHS rehabilitation services are
putting the onus on employers too much.

However,
a survey of IoD members showed that only half of respondents provided an
occupational health service for employees.

www.iod.com

By Michael Millar

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