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Staff sickness reduction saves one million for government

Fri, 07 Mar 2014

Almost £1 million has been saved thanks to a reduction in the time that government employees spend being off sick.

Figures show that staff sickness rates across the departments have dropped by 12 per cent.

Between April and December people had just over four days off each – that’s fallen from just over five in the previous year.

66 per cent of employees had no absence during that period.

Chief Minister Allan Bell has welcomed the reduction as the problem had been costing £14 million a year:


  • Allan Bell MHK

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