These statistics from the Office of National Statistics illustrate the massive rise in Zero Hour Contracts encouraged by the Government. These figures were double the previous Period DEc 11 – DEC 12. and represents and increase from 250,000 to as much as 645,000.
It is probably safe to assume the statistics between DEC 13 and DEC 14 will will also show an increase.
ONS also show that there were around 1,170,000 people in part-time work.
In Sefton 5% of claimants received sanctions to benefits between OCT 12 and SEP 13.