London Living Wage

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2699
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Does the Mayor agree that in light of changes to Welfare Benefits, the introduction of the London Living Wage is even more important now than it was previously? What specific actions has the Mayor taken in the past six months to promote more widespread adoption of the London Living Wage?

Answer

Answer for London Living Wage

Answer for London Living Wage

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Living Wage is as important now as ever. I have committed to campaigning to achieve over 250 employers signed up to the Living Wage. I have begun the process of accrediting the GLA Group. Living wage contracts were delivered across the Olympic Park during the Games. My Deputy Mayor Kit Malthouse has met with London Citizens and its Living Wage Foundation to discuss the living wage campaign which overall I support. Finally, I have agreed to launch the new living wage figure on 5 November.