The vast majority of British employers do not believe the government’s fit note scheme has reduced sickness absence, a survey has found.
The fit note scheme was supposed to reduce the number of days lost to absence every year, by letting doctors say what work employees, who would otherwise be off on long-term sick leave, could return to work to do.
However, in a poll conducted by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP), nine out of ten British employers stated that they did not believe the fit note scheme has been effective.
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