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Zero-hours report recommendations
25 March 2014
Report author Vidhya Alakeson outlines the five main recommendations from new report 'Zeroing In: balancing flexibility and protection in the reform of zero-hours contracts'.
The Resolution Foundation is a think-tank that works to improve the lives of people on low to middle incomes.
There is still uncertainty over the number of workers employed on zero-hour contracts with official estimates being revised upwards to around 600,000 while other studies have put the figures as high as 1 million. In many cases workers have not realised they are employed on zero-hours contracts until their hours have been changed. The use of zero hours contracts should be reformed to ensure that flexibility can be maintained and workers' rights strengthened to help eradicate misuse.