Income Levels in London

MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Question By: 
Len Duvall
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What made you decide that income levels would not be an important measure of poverty in London?


Answer for Income Levels in London

Answer for Income Levels in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Income levels are important for measuring poverty, although we need a range of indicators to give a full picture of what is happening to different groups of Londoners. The GLA regularly publishes information on poverty indicators and other related measures such as employment and worklessness.

I have continued to support the London Living Wage as a way of ensuring that employees receive an adequate income well above poverty levels. The rate has increased by 24% since it was first introduced in 2005.