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Exclusivity in zero-hour contracts to be banned

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Vince Cable, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, has announced plans to 'crackdown on zero hours contract abusers' by banning exclusivity clauses, which prevent an individual from working for another employer, even when guaranteed work is not, in zero-hour contracts.

Click here to read the BIS announcement.

It is thought by commentators that some businesses may try to evade the ban by offering one-hour contracts rather than zero-hour contracts but the government will consult on how to prevent this.

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