New figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that nearly one million UK workers are on zero-hours contracts. Stats for the final quarter of 2016 show that the number of zero-hours workers rose by 13% compared to the same quarter 12 months previously.
However, ONS analysis reveals that zero hours contracts are in decline. A small increase of 0.8% in Q2 of 2016 is significantly lower than the 7.7% increase during the same quarter of 2015. Experts believe this is due to a combination of factors.