London Living Wage and the GLA:

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-11-21
Session date: 
November 21, 2012
Reference: 
2012/3393
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What are the current barriers preventing the GLA from being an accredited living wage employer and how are you overcoming these?

Answer

Answer for London Living Wage and the GLA:

Answer for London Living Wage and the GLA:

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Living Wage is currently implemented across all the Functional Bodies. We are working towards accreditation.

It will take us time to achieve this because I would like all the Functional Bodies to become accredited at the same time and we are a very complex and large body of organisations. We also have to consider what the implications are for our contracts and for our procurement process. Currently this is being considered by our legal department and it will take time to resolve.

I have given a public commitment that I will ensure full compliance and Living Wage Employer accreditation across the GLA family during my second term.