A new survey jointly commissioned by the PCG and REC has concluded that the majority of both members of the public and MPs in the House of Commons would like to see things made easier for flexible workers in the UK.
The survey also indicates that the UK public recognises the huge contribution the UK’s flexible workforce has made to the UK economy despite the financial crisis and that that this contribution has gone a long way to helping UK PLC navigate the difficult economic conditions.
Conducted by ComRes, the study found:
- 79% of the UK public and more than two thirds of MPs (69%) believe that ‘the government should make it easier for companies to adopt a flexible workforce approach.’
- 86% of the public and 78% of MPs believe that ‘encouraging a flexible workforce is important in stimulating economic growth.’
- 71% of the UK public and 78% agree that ‘adopting a flexible workforce has meant that some companies got through the recession better than they otherwise would have done.’
You can see the full results at by clicking here.
So what do you think?
What would you introduce or remove from the current UK statute book to make things easier for contractors, temps and freelancers in the UK?