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Zero hour contracts

Zero hour contracts

Zero hour contracts means that workers are employed without any guarantee about the amount of work they will gain. In the past decade, the numbers working on zero hour contracts has significantly increased from 100,000 in 2000 to over 700,000 in 2015. This now accounts for approx. 2.4% of the workforce. 41% of people on a zero hour contract job – wish to gain a replacement job, additional job or more hours in current job. This compares to just 12% of people not on a zero hour contract. (Source: ONS…