Government crackdown on zero hours abuse

25 June 2014

The Government has announced plans to ban exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts.

An announcement from Vince Cable the Business Secretary heralds legislation introduced to Parliament on 25 June 2014.

CIPP comment

The CIPP welcomes this announcement from the Business Secretary. Responding to the government’s consultation on this subject earlier this year, payroll professionals represented by the CIPP acknowledged the benefits that zero hours contracts can bring to a business, but called for a ban on exclusivity clauses where there is no guaranteed offer of work. It is heartening to see that this has now been implemented.