Fit-for-work

Confronting the challenge of UK workforce health

The UK’s population is living and working longer. But these increased working years are not necessarily ones of good health.

Research shows that around 17 million people of working-age – roughly half of the workforce – will have at least one long-term health condition by 2030. Already the annual costs of sickness absence and worklessness associated with ill health are over £100 billion in the UK. Action is urgently needed.

The Fit For Work UK coalition believes that all parties must respond to this challenge and make health and work a priority. Improving the health and workability of our nation will unlock benefits for individuals and for the wider economy.

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