‘Sandwich Generation’ health concerns in the UK

Published: 28 February 2020

“New figures from the ONS report that 141 million days of work were lost due to sickness in 2018, up 10 million on the previous year. A closer examination of the data shows that mid-life workers, aged 50-64, are experiencing the highest rate of sickness absence in the UK.

More than one-in-three (37%, 52 million) of the 141 million lost days were attributed to workers aged 50-64. This is despite this age group representing just 28% of the total working population.” Read more.