Stress levels costing UK businesses up to £1bn

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Over a quarter of British workers say they feel stressed at work all or most of the time, according to a new study.

The research – conducted by serviced office provider Business Environment – also reveals a fifth of employees have taken time off work due to stress.

Factors contributing to stress include unrealistic deadlines, pressure from above and a lack of support.

Its estimated in the research that stress-related absence is costs small to medium-sized enterprises and larger firms in the UK up to £1 billion. 

David Saul, managing director at Business Environment, said workers were being expected to work all hours at any cost.

He added: “This is actually having a detrimental effect, not only on employee health and wellbeing, but also on the wider business with billions being lost in days taken off sick.”

Do you think more could be done to prevent work-related stress and take the pressure off employees?

Posted by the Secret Businessman