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Zero Hours Contracts

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL15196, tabled on 21 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that employers give as much notice as possible when offering work to employees on zero hours contracts.

Answered on

29 April 2021

In 2019, the Government held a consultation inviting views on policies which aim to tackle some of the challenges associated with non-guaranteed hours. These included proposals on providing reasonable notice of shifts and providing compensation for shifts cancelled at short notice.

We are analysing the results of this consultation, especially in light of the impacts of Covid-19 on the labour market and will respond in due course.