“86,000 people on zero-hours contracts in south west”

In the South West, one in 32 employees (3.2%) was on a zero hours contract during October to December 2016.

Across the UK, the number of people employed on “zero-hours” in their main job during October to December 2016 was 905,000, representing 2.8% of all people in employment.

This latest estimate is 101,000 higher than for October to December

The results from the November 2016 survey of businesses show there were 1.7 million employment contracts where work was carried out, that did not guarantee a minimum number of hours. This represented 6% of all employment contracts.
The equivalent figures for May 2016 were 1.7 million and 5%.”