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A STRONG AND DIVERSE LOCAL ECONOMY, THAT PROVIDES JOBS AND GENERATES WEALTH IS ONE OF THE KEY BUILDING BLOCKS OF A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

There are a total of 972,400 working-age adults across the Liverpool City Region (LCR)1, of which 717,800 are economically active2. Between them, over 3 million sick days are taken each year on average, equating to over £355 million of productivity lost from the Liverpool City Region yearly.3

By using the power of sport and physical activity, moral can be improved, staff turnover can be lowered and productivity boosted. We have had as many as 45% of companies engaged reporting reduced absenteeism as a direct result of getting their staff active4. Absenteeism reduces by 20% as a direct result of activity, resulting in an average of 27% fewer sick days being taken by active staff, benefitting the economy by £34 for every £1 invested in staff health and wellbeing.5

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1. ONS (2017) 2016 mid-year population estimates
2. Nomis (2017) Labour Market Profile October 2016 – September 2017
3. Based on average number of sick days per year per employee multiplied by the number of economically active adults in LCR. Number of sick days then multiplied by 7.5 to represent the average working hours per day and by £15.34, the average hourly wage in Merseyside. ONS (2017) Sickness absence in the labour market: 2016
Nomis (2017) Labour Market Profile October 2016 – September 2017
Adzuna (2018) Merseyside salary stats
4. MSP (2017) Liverpool Active Workplaces Programme
5. ERS (2016) Health at Work: Economic Evidence Report 2016
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