Len Shackleton features in Deutsche Welle
Last week, the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) had estimated the total number of zero hours contractors at around 250,000. The CIPD’s survey of 1,000 businesses quadrupled this estimate to around 1 million, or about 4 percent of the total workforce.
Shackleton thinks the CIPD may have overestimated that amount. “The figure is likely to lie somewhere in between [the ONS and CIPD estimates],” Shackleton said.
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