National Minimum Wage (3)

MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What measures is the Mayor taking to increase enforcement of the Minimum Wage in London?


Answer for National Minimum Wage (3)

Answer for National Minimum Wage (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The enforcement of the minimum wage in London is not the responsibility of the Mayor.

However, as you are aware I am very supportive of the London Living Wage and, as I set out in Vision 2020, I think that it is right that as many London businesses as possible should pay the London Living Wage in order to reflect the cost of this city to those on low incomes.

Over 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.

A key element of the success of the LLW is the voluntary nature of the scheme.