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Work absence has dropped to a record low, but is still costing the UK economy £14bn a year, new figures have revealed.

Havas Health, an international marketing and communications network focused on the healthcare sector, has bought a majority stake in Manchester-based medical marketer Creative Lynx.

The Government has announced a major package of incentives for Discovery Park, Sandwich as part of a new Enterprise Zone. The package could support up to 2,600 jobs and 190 businesses.

The Pfizer site at Sandwich may be designated a enterprise zone after renewed pressure from business and council leaders.

Employees in the early stages of their career prefer to work at the office to see and be seen, according to a study of 19 blue-chip companies, including Barclays, Microsoft, Tesco and Pfizer.

The introduction of "fit notes" has failed to cut workplace absence, as new figures have shown the average number of sick days per employee actually edged higher last year.

Hundreds of Pfizer staff have been officially told their jobs are at risk.

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter is to lead a taskforce trying to ease the impact of Pfizer's closure decision on the regional economy.

Pharmaceuticals group Pfizer is closing its research and development site in Sandwich, Kent.

Employees took 180 million sick days last year, averaging 6.4 days each, according to the latest CBI/Pfizer Absence and Workplace Health Survey.

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