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Fit for Work Scheme

Fit for Work is now available for employers up and down the country, this means they can refer staff who have been off work sick for four weeks or more to the service. The service is aimed to support workers in SMEs to close the gap in occupational health advice and support provision – as around 70% of employees in England and Wales don’t have access to occupational health and advice.

Fit for Work is estimated to cut sick pay costs to business by £80 million, to £165 million a year. This means that it is something businesses can’t afford to miss out on taking advantage of. Those wanting to use the service find it a good practice to include Fit for Work in their in-house HR policy, and build it into their procedures for dealing with sickness absence.

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