One in eight would need to sell home without income - Zurich

Nine in 10 do not have income protection

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More than half of UK adults (53%) have had to take unplanned leave from work through injury, sickness or unemployment, yet do not have financial backing in case it happens again, according to research by Zurich.

The Cost of Resilience report, a survey of 2,059 adults, also found that it is likely that one in eight (13%) would have to sell their family home because of sickness or injury, while more than a quarter (26%) would have to sell their possessions and one in seven (14%) would have to find a cheaper place to rent. About a third (34%) do not feel financially resilient and said they would not be able to manage a financial shock or unexpected loss of income by themselves. Out of work According to YouGov, approximately 131 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in the UK...

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