Recent Survey shows  benchmarking rates by region

XpertHR’s 2018 survey of absence rates and costs in the UK finds that the national average absence rate is 2.5% of working time, equivalent to 6.1 days per employee.

Latest XpertHR data on absence rates and costs is based on findings from 287 organisations across the UK, covering around 400,000 employees.

The below chart shows the average sickness absence as a percentage of working time per annum