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REC Flex Appeal Survey 2019

Survey of GB adults on behalf of the REC

  • Two in five GB adults (39%) say that they have ever worked on a flexible contract (temporary agency worker, contractor or freelancer).
  • Of those who have, two in five (42%) did so because they could not find permanent work at the time, over a third (36%) to find work quickly, and over a quarter (28%) to work flexible hours.
  • A third of GB adults (32%) would consider working on a flexible contract in future.

Date Published: 20/11/2019

Categories: Business | GB | Public and communities

Client: Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)


Savanta ComRes interviewed 4,082 GB adults online between 7th and 13th August 2019. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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