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CBI comments on latest zero hours data

Neil Carberry, CBI Director for Employment & Skills, said, “Flexible contracts offer an important source of job creation that supports business growth and employees who need to manage different responsibilities. The range of options on offer in the UK is why we are continuing to create thousands of new jobs, and have a high employment rate and lower unemployment than many other countries.

“While there has been an increase in the use of these contracts, they are still only used by just over 2% of the entire labour market. The important thing is to ensure that action taken to avoid any abuses doesn't restrict the use of flexible contracts - figures show that almost two thirds of people are satisfied with the number of hours they work, and being in work gives people more opportunities to increase their hours.”


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