Living wage - private sector

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3431
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Which employers or trade bodies have you contacted about the London Living Wage in each of the following sectors since May 2012? Outsourcing, hospitality, catering, cleaning, care and retail.

Answer

Answer for Living wage - private sector

Answer for Living wage - private sector

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am engaging with employers in all sectors, with particular focus on large employers in the financial and retail sectors. To become accredited employers, businesses must also commit to paying the London Living Wage to employees who work regularly on their premises - this covers a large number of workers in the hospitality, catering and cleaning professions, and those on outsourced contracts.

I refer you to the Living Wage Report, to be launched on 4th November alongside the new rate, which will list all accredited employers and those who are willing to publicly announce their status.