What is a zero hours contract?

What is a zero-hours contract?

A zero hours contract is simply a job that doesn’t have a minimum amount of hours. A zero hours contract means that you can also work for more than one company at the same time. It’s all about flexibility, zero hour contracts enable you to work for employers as an when needed. However, they do not offer the same security as fixed-hour contracts.

Workers with zero hour contracts are still entitled to the National Minimum Wagestatutory paid annual leave (holidays) and Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). These are all calculated differently depending on how many hours you actually work and your hourly-pay.

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*Data used in this blog post is from 13th January 2023

Published on 13 January 2023