London Living Wage at Premier League clubs

Wednesday 15 January 2014, 10:00am

Motion detail

This Assembly welcomes the fact that London is home to six football teams in the Premier League which is the most prestigious and well recognised football league in the world. The Assembly notes that some footballers at these football clubs can earn up to £180,000 a week.

 

These football clubs have annual turnovers of between £261m (Chelsea) and £15m (Crystal Palace). 

 

This Assembly recognises the success that these football clubs have and the role they provide to our city in establishing London as a giant of cities in the football world, however we are concerned by the disparity between the highest earners and the lowest earners at these clubs.

 

We note that the Mayor is a supporter of the London Living Wage campaign.

 

We call on the Mayor to write to London’s six Premier League football clubs – Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, Fulham FC, West Ham United FC, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace – emphasising both the reputational benefits and the business case for the payment of the London Living Wage to their staff.