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Civil Servants: Lost Working Days

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 9241, tabled on 7 September 2015

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average working days lost per full time equivalent member of staff was as a result of sick days and absences in the Civil Service in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015.

Answered on

10 September 2015

The Average Working Days Lost (AWDL) per staff year in the Civil Service has fallen from 8.8 days in 2010 to 7.4 days in 2015. This shows we are making good progress in reducing sickness absence in the Civil Service, and we are continuing to monitor and actively manage staff attendance.

Year ending

Average Working Days Lost per staff year

31st March 2010


31st March 2013


31st March 2014


31st March 2015


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Cabinet Office
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