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The Court of Justice of the European Union has given its ruling in a Spanish case concerning sickness during annual leave.

A quarter of small business owners in the UK do not feel confident they would be able to recognise and address ill health, stress or depression among their staff, according to recent Bupa research.

Around 131 million working days were lost to sickness absence in 2011, a new report from the Office for National Statistics shows. This was a fall of 26% since 1993 despite an increase in total employment from around 25 million people to about 29 million people. The amount of time lost per worker was four and a half days in 2011 down from just over seven days in 1993.

Despite the recession, new research has revealed that employers are continuing to protect their staff with competitive benefits packages.

An independent review of sickness absence has reported back to Government with recommendations on how to reduce the impact of absence on employers, taxpayers and the economy.

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