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Nick Clegg: business department will investigate zero-hours contracts

Guardian UK - Nick Clegg has disclosed that the business department is undertaking a review of the breadth and impact of zero-hours contracts.

The deputy prime minister said he was personally concerned at the level of insecurity created by the contracts, even if he believed in labour market flexibility.

His comments came after the Guardian revealed that the retailer Sports Direct employed 20,000 staff on zero-hours terms, and that Buckingham Palace, the royal family's London residence, along with Cineworld and the Tate galleries catering service, hired workers under the controversial employment practice to keep employment costs at a minimum.  Read more.

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