Consultation outcome

Zero hours employment contracts

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Detail of feedback received

The consultation received over 36,000 responses. 83% were in favour of banning exclusivity clauses in zero hours contacts.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


The government is consulting on the problems identified around the use of zero hours contracts.


Consultation description

This is an online consultation that seeks views from as many participants as possible. It seeks further evidence on the problems identified around the use of zero hours contracts and invites responses to a number of potential actions government can take to address them and promote a better outcome.

At this stage, the government has no preferred options. Views are sought in particular on maintaining a fair balance between the flexibility provided by zero hours contracts and ensuring adequate protection for individuals.