CIPP survey on the government's zero hours consultation

11 February 2014

If you have any experience or indeed opinions on the issue of zero hours contracts, please spare 15 minutes to share your thoughts to help inform the CIPP’s response to the government’s consultation.

The issue of zero hours contracts was in the spotlight last Autumn. The government acknowledges that zero hours contracts have been used responsibly in some sectors for many years. They can support business flexibility, making it easier to hire new staff and providing pathways to employment for young people. These contracts and other flexible arrangements give individuals more choice and the ability to combine their work with their other commitments. But the government has also said that it will address and crack down on any abuse or exploitation of individuals in the workplace.

As a result the government pledged to review the use of zero hours contracts and published a consultation document seeking views on these contracts can best suit workers and businesses.

The consultation sets out the issues identified so far, seeks further evidence and invites views on a range of potential actions government and employers can take.

The CIPP has created a survey to collect your views and should take around 15 minutes to complete. The survey will close on Friday 28 February.