Office of National Statistics’ Labour Force Survey

UK Small Businesses Are Stressed Out – And They Don’t Know How To Deal With It

UK Small Businesses Are Stressed Out – And They Don’t Know How To Deal With It

73% of UK small businesses say that stress has been an issue for them in the past three years, according to a survey by Jelf Employee Benefits. The survey, of 124 UK companies, revealed that despite the fact 85% of respondents believe stress is only increasing in risk to their firm, 75% don’t actually have a policy to help. Among those businesses who have some form of relief available, just 5% believe their line managers and employees are actually aware such help exists. According to the Office of National Statistics’ Labour Force Survey, 45 million days were ‘lost’ to stress, anxiety and depression last year, costing the UK economy £2.4bn. Jelf Employee Benefits suggest that employers and employees suffering from stress should avail of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), provi... »