London Living Wage - The 'norm' by 2020

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-09-11
Session date: 
September 11, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2993
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

You stated in your vision that you want the London Living Wage to be the norm by 2020. Can you please explain in detail how you plan to do this? What discussions have you had with your advisers?

Answer

Answer for London Living Wage - The 'norm' by 2020

Answer for London Living Wage - The 'norm' by 2020

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written response from the Mayor During my time in office I have continued to encourage private sector employers to take up the London Living Wage and my officers work closely with London Citizens to encourage more to do so.

Specifically my officers are currently working closely with the Living Wage Foundation to target large employers in London's financial and retail sectors. I have written personally to each employer to encourage them to work to deliver the London Living Wage and offer support to do so. The number of accredited employers is growing as November's London Living Wage week approaches, encompassing a broad range of private and public bodies.

I will continue to support the London Living Wage during my tenure in office and take part in the annual Living Wage Week.