'Incentivise firms to retain employees with mental health problems'

Much more could be done to keep people with mental health conditions in work, according to the Social Market Foundation think tank.

The government should provide incentives to employers to provide services or insurance to support workers with mental health problems, report ‘Shifting Responsibilities, Sharing Costs’ argues.

The report outlines a programme of measures that would allow people with common mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, to remain in work, rather than falling into the benefits system.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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