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Britain’s economy is struggling with so many off sick

16 May 2023

7:33 PM

16 May 2023

7:33 PM

One of the UK’s biggest economic problems is having so many people out of work – and the slowest return to pre-pandemic workforce levels in Europe. This is costly and slows growth, as taxpayers foot the bill for benefits while employers struggle to fill vacancies. Today’s figures show that it is getting better – but slowly.

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