The links between health, employment, productivity and poverty underline the critical importance of improving the health of the working age population in achieving both greater social justice and higher economic growth.

Promoting health and well-being for all will raise employment, reduce child poverty and poverty later in life, and raise the growth in productivity of the British economy. Similarly, increasing employment and opportunity of employment will directly promote better health and well-being for all. Thus, the health of the working age population is important for everyone.

Working for a Healthier Tomorrow - Dame Carol Black’s Review of the health of Britain’s working age population


Healthy Working Wales 

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At the end of 2011, a total of 2.58 million people of working-age were claiming employment and support allowance and incapacity benefits
NICE Workplace Health Facts & Figures

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