“If you fall ill, you’ll have no way to pay those bills!” says life insurance company
The average Briton spends almost a YEAR of their working life off sick
Workers take an average of 360 days sick leave during a standard 45 year career.
The finding means we spend almost a year-and-a-half of our working lives off work as there are on average 252 days in a working year.
But a third of full-time workers – 36 per cent – would only receive Statutory Sick Pay of £86.70 a week as they have no company sick policy.
Source: Daily Mail, 24th October 2013
What will you do if you’re taken ill, and you don’t have a sick policy? These are the kind of questions you should ask yourself, when you read this news article paid for by a life insurance company:
Mark Jones, from LV= who carried out the survey, said: ‘Often when we talk about workplace absence we look at the cost to businesses.
‘However, we wanted to highlight the impact that being off sick can have on an individual’s finances and lifestyle.
‘The fact that one in three would only receive Statutory Sick Pay indicates that many would be out of pocket and struggling financially…
…‘Having a contingency plan, such as income protection, offers peace of mind so if we become ill we can focus on recovering.’
While it’s true that people need to plan ahead in case of long-term sickness, the fact remains that the article as it appears in the Daily Mail is there entirely to direct people towards buying a service from LV=, an insurance company.