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.
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.