Fit For Work scheme may be scrapped

The Government is currently operating a number of pilot schemes that offer support to those in the early stages of sickness absence. Referrals are supposed to come from General Practitioners and smaller companies. However, only around 40% of the expected numbers of referrals have been made and just 30% of those referred have elected to take up the service. A cost benefit assessment will be made to consider whether to continue with the programme.

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