Brits to stay home on 'national sickie day'

375,000 will take today off sick, according to new research Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive

As many as 375,000 workers are expected to take the day off work today, with half of the country's bosses admitting they do not always believe those who phone in sick.

The post-Christmas blues, poor weather and a long wait for the summer holiday season are just a few of the factors involved as Brits stay at home.