Britain's government will not seek an outright ban of the controversial 'zero-hours contract' but will instead look to strengthen legislation to protect the public from companies, which abuse the form of employment.

Speaking exclusively to IBTimes UK on camera, the minister for employment relations and consumer affairs, Jo Swinson said that despite calls for an outright ban of the zero-hours contract, it would be too difficult and does serve a necessary means of flexibility for the employer and employee.