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Please find information relating to the business case for Workplace Activity.

The British Heart Foundation are supporters of the Workplace Challenge.

Costs of physical inactivity

  • 4th leading risk factor global mortality (WHO 2010)
  • Accounts for 6% of deaths globally (WHO 2010)
  • Causes 6-10% of non-communicable disease (Lancet, 2012)
  • Direct cost to NHS £0.9 billion (Scarborough et al, 2011)
  • Costs of lost productivity £5.5billion (Ossa and Hutton, 2002)
  • Costs of premature death of people of working age £1 billion (Ossa and Hutton, 2002)

Costs to businesses of ill-health

  • Ill-health costs business through:
  • Costs of absenteeism and long-term sick pay in 2012

‐ Average rate of absence = 5.3 days per employee

‐ Average reported cost of sickness absence = £975 per employee

‐ Total cost of absence to UK economy = £14 billion (CBI, 2013)

  • Costs of temporary staff
  • Staff turnover and early retirement
  • Loss of productivity
  • Presenteeism & poor performance at work due to ill-health

‐ Preliminary evidence: costs 2-7 times more than absenteeism (Ref?)

Resources

http://www.bhfactive.org.uk/homepage-resources-and-publications-item/328/index.html

References

  • CBI 2013 Healthy returns? Absence and workplace health survey 2013

http://www.cbi.org.uk/media/2150120/cbi-pfizer_absence___workplace_health_2013.pdf

  • Ossa, D. and Hutton, J. (2002) The Economic Burden of Physical Inactivity in England. London: MEDTAP International
  • Scarborough et al., (2011) The economic burden of ill health due to diet, physical inactivity, smoking, alcohol and obesity in the UK: an update to 2006–07 NHS costs. Journal of Public Health, DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdr033
  • The Lancet (2012) Series on Physical Activity

http://www.thelancet.com/series/physical-activity

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