Thursday, 2 April 2015

Give Ed Miliband the job of PM and you could lose yours

I have written a column for The Sun today, after a string of announcements by Labour's Ed Miliband - hiking corporation tax, raising the minimum wage and banning zero-hours contracts. Despite their superficial populist appeal, they are a direct threat to the job creation of the last five years.

On zero hours contracts it is worth remember some basic facts:
  • Of the 1.9 million new jobs created since 2010, 75% have been full time.
  • Just 1 in 50 workers are on 'zero-hours' contracts, and the vast majority surveyed say they don't want extra hours - they are working mums or students who need flexible working arrangements.
  • A survey by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development found job satisfaction amongst zero-hours contract workers higher than for the average worker. 
You can access my column for The Sun here.


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