Changes in work culture and technology will lead to an 'Uber moment' for savings at some point in the future, Bravura business development manager Natanje Holt believes.
The number of zero-hour contracts used by businesses has increased by 6% in the last year.
The Liberal Democrats will look at introducing a flat-rate pensions tax relief, expand shared parental leave, consider increasing NI thresholds and commit to 20 hours of free childcare a week for all working parents.
The use of zero-hours contracts appears to be continuing to grow across Britain, according to official statistics.
Businesses will be given tax breaks for paying the Living Wage while exploitative elements of zero hours contracts will be outlawed under a Labour government.
Sports Direct will be forced to publish clear written policies of what its 20,000 zero-hours workers are entitled to, after reaching a legal settlement with a former worker.
The government will be "tightening the screws" on employers who plan to exploit workers on zero-hours contracts and flout the ban on exclusivity clauses, business secretary Vince Cable has warned.
The realities of how much zero-hours contracts affect the UK workforce are still being revealed. Hannah Uttley examines the continuing debate.
Legislation will be introduced to reduce delays in employment tribunals, improve the fairness of contracts for low paid workers and establish a public register of company beneficial ownership, the government has announced.
The government's highly anticipated consultation into zero-hours contracts closed last month and a number of organisations put forward their recommendations. Hannah Uttley rounds up the responses.
A committee of MPs has called for zero-hours contracts to be scrapped across the UK, as it says the use of such contracts is creating a two-tier workforce.
One in 10 (11%) organisations using zero-hours contracts adopt exclusivity clauses which seek to prohibit workers from securing employment elsewhere, research finds.
Individuals who have been on a zero-hours contract for at least 12 months should be given the legal right to switch to a fixed hours contract, a thinktank has argued.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has urged the government to place an outright ban on exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts where there is no guarantee of work.
The number of employees on zero-hours contracts has increased from 183,000 in 2010 to 583,000, newly revised figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveal.
The government has published its long-awaited consultation on zero-hours contracts. Hannah Uttley looks at what issues the report addresses and how this will affect employers and their staff.
ACAS is predicting that zero-hours contracts and pay awards will dominate workplace relations in 2014.
Business secretary Vince Cable has launched a review which will seek to simplify and clarify employment rights for employers and their staff.