Living wage (2)

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Did you make any progress on promoting the London Living Wage through partnership working at the British Hospitality Association lunch in July?


Answer for Living wage (2)

Answer for Living wage (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As my initial piece of engagement with the British Hospitality Association, I was pleased to see widespread support for fair employment practices from them. I was particularly pleased that they demonstrated their support for this important agenda through continued dialogue with the Low Pay Commission on pay levels in their industry.

This is a particularly difficult time for tourism industry with increasing pressure on margins and I am keen to work with the British Hospitality Association and other stakeholders across London's hospitality industry to ensure that London's hard working employees are paid fairly for their efforts.