Zero-Hours Contracts inquiry

Inquiry status: Interim report published; oral evidence ongoing

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Written evidence into the inquiry into Zero-Hours Contracts must be submitted online.

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The Scottish Affairs Committee launched this inquiry into Zero Hours Contracts in Scotland in September 2013. The Committee is concerned about the prevalence of zero-hours contracts in Scotland and wishes to hear from a wide range of people who may be affected by, or interested in, this important issue. The Committee published its interim findings on 14 April 2014.



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Related work in Parliament

Related information

The Government consultation on zero hours contracts ran from 13 Dec 2013-13 March 2014

ONS Analysis of Employee Contracts that do not Guarantee a Minimum Number of Hours - April 2014