Government confirms no ban on zero-hour contracts

The Government has said zero-hours contracts will not be banned despite admitting that "there has been evidence of abuse".

"While for many people they offer a welcome flexibility, for others it is clear that there has been evidence of abuse around this type of employment, which can offer limited employment rights and job security", a Business Department spokesman said.

A worker using a computer.
Ed Miliband will today promise new rights for workers to stop the 'worst abuses' of zero-hours contracts. Credit: Press Association Images/CHRIS YOUNG

He added that the Government was still analysing the results of a consultation following research carried out last year into the key concerns and would publish a response in due course.

Labour leader Ed MIliband is set to promise new rights for workers to stop the "worst abuses" of zero-hours contracts later today.

Read: Miliband promises new zero-hours contract rights

Advertisement

Miliband promises new zero-hours contract rights

Ed Miliband will today promise new rights for workers to stop the "worst abuses" of zero-hours contracts - employment contracts which do not guarantee the provision of work.