Managing sickness absence for SMEs

11 October 2016

11 October 2016

The cross-government Work and Health Unit is running a competition to find new ways of supporting SMEs to manage sickness absence at an early stage.

Businesses and organisations can apply for a share of £500,000 to develop solutions that will help SMEs manage short-term sickness absence.

As well as improving individual wellbeing, the government is aware that addressing sickness absence offers economic benefits for businesses, employees and the state.

They are keen to look at innovative proposals from those who know best what works for SMEs, and will offer businesses with the most promising solutions a government contract to develop their product or service.

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition run in partnership with Innovate UK.

Further information can be found on GOV.UK.