Gender Pay Gap

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2011
Reference: 
2011/3941
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Between 2000 and 2008 London's Gender Pay Gap was monitored by the office of the Women's Advisor to the Mayor. Since your removal of the post of Women's Advisor to the Mayor, the Gender Pay Gap in London is no longer monitored.

We know that the median pay gap in the UK has widened this year to 17.1%. We also know that the Gender pay gap in London has historically always been higher than that of the UK.

Will you commit to monitoring the gender pay gap in London from City Hall once again so that we can work to tackle London's Gender Pay Gap from a position of knowledge?

Answer

Answer for Gender Pay Gap

Answer for Gender Pay Gap

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have monitored London's gender pay gap, throughout my time as Mayor. Last year my Diversity and Social Policy team and the GLA Economics team monitored the gap and reported it in my draft Gender Equality Scheme and the Women in London's economy - Update 2010. This year the gap was published in my Equal Life Chances for All measures of success pay gap bulletin. My Diversity and Social Policy team are soon to publish the most up to date data in compliance with our obligation to do so under the Equality Act 2010.