The two graphs show the rise in the number of people on zero hour contracts in the past eight years.
The Office for National Statistics has reviewed the methodology it uses to produce estimates of the number of employees on zero-hours contracts. The result of these changes is to increase the most recent estimate (October-December 2012) to 250,000 employees.
Using the revised figures, we’ve put together two graphs showing the rise in zero hour contracts over recent years. As you can see, the number of people in employment on zero hour contracts has more than doubled in the past eight years.