Falling unemployment has curbed the growth of zero hours contracts

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Britain’s tight labour market – which has seen unemployment fall to a 43-year low – has curbed the growth of zero hours contracts (ZHCs), the Resolution Foundation said today (Monday) in response to the latest ONS business survey of ZHCs use. The ONS survey, carried out in November 2017, showed that 1.8 million firms used … Continued

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Continued presence of zero hours contracts suggests they might be a permanent feature of labour market

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  Policy action needed to prevent them becoming standard form of employment in low-paid sectors The continued use of zero-hours contracts (ZHCs) over the recent period of strong employment recovery suggests they may remain a permanent feature of the labour market rather than a temporary reaction to the downturn, the Resolution Foundation said today (Wednesday) in … Continued

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Growth of zero-hours contracts during recovery shows they are more than just a recession-related phenomenon

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The increased use of zero-hours contracts (ZHCs) last year – even as the labour market recovered – suggests they are more than just a recession-related phenomenon and are likely to remain an ongoing feature of the labour market, the Resolution Foundation said today (Wednesday) in response to new figures published by the ONS. The ONS … Continued

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New study shows significant numbers of zero-hours staff want more work

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Workers on zero-hours contracts are much more likely to be underemployed, to be looking for another job, and to be without union membership than staff on conventional contracts, shows new analysis published today by the Resolution Foundation, an independent think-tank. The research shows that almost three in 10 of all those on zero-hours contracts (29 … Continued

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