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Zero Hours Contracts: Mental Health

Question for Department of Health

UIN 19559, tabled on 10 December 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the effects of zero-hour and uncertain hour contracts on the mental health of people holding such contracts.

Answered on

15 December 2015

The Department has no plans to make any such assessment.

Research undertaken by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found that, compared to the average employee, zero hours contract workers are just as satisfied with their job (65% versus 63%) and happier with their work-life balance (62% versus 58%).

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