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UK will lose £8bn from Covid-induced decline in size of workforce

Illness, mental health problems and NHS disruption have led to 400,000 workers vanishing, says thinktank

Britain’s economy will suffer an £8bn hit this year from a reduction in the size of the workforce caused by a pandemic-induced rise in ill-health, research from a thinktank has shown.

A report from the Institute for Public Policy Research said a combination of long Covid, NHS disruption and an increase in mental illness meant 400,000 workers had gone “missing” since the global health crisis began.

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