CBI taskforce to tackle economic inactivity

The employers’ organisation, the CBI is launching and co-chairing a new Health and Work Taskforce – backed by industry CEOs alongside the TUC and the Health Foundation – to recommend and implement near-term actions which will lead to long-term benefits.

The Taskforce will identify what UK industry can do to improve the health of their workforces and the working age population more broadly. It will also identify where government can provide signals, framework, and incentives to help the whole economy to value health investment more proactively.

With economic inactivity historically high, ill health costing the UK economy £180bn in lost output, and millions of lost working days annually, the need to find solutions driven by employers and supported by the government is critical.

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