Zero hours employment contracts
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This consultation has concluded
Detail of outcome
The government response to this consultation was published as section 4 of a follow-up consultation, seeking views on the best way to prevent avoidance of the exclusivity clause ban.
Detail of feedback received
The consultation received over 36,000 responses. 83% were in favour of banning exclusivity clauses in zero hours contacts.
This consultation ran from
The government is consulting on the problems identified around the use of zero hours contracts.
Ref: BIS/13/1275 PDF, 233KB, 41 pages
Ref: BIS/13/1377 PDF, 147KB, 18 pages
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.