Britain's high rate of 'sickies'

One in five UK workers feigned an illness the last time they took a day off work as sick leave, a survey has suggested.

There are a collective 800 million sick days taken each year across Europe, with more than 20% of them in the UK, the poll for Aon Consulting claimed.

BBC Breakfast asked workers to explain the UK's apparent national obsession with duvet days.

Simon Woodroffe, the founder of the sushi chain Yo! Sushi and the hotel concept Yotel, and Judi James a workplace expert and author, then discussed Britain's sick note culture.

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