Help for boroughs on Living wage

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4234
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A growing number of London boroughs have rejected extending the living wage to subcontracted workers because of the cost. While I do not support these decisions, and believe the living wage should be mandatory for all employers, I can understand the difficulty it presents boroughs at a time of deep cuts to their budgets, particularly when extending it to social care. Will you therefore lobby government to allocate specific grants to boroughs that become accredited Living Wage Employers to support them all in paying a living wage?

Answer

Answer for Help for boroughs on Living wage

Answer for Help for boroughs on Living wage

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Whilst I am extremely supportive of efforts by the boroughs to implement the London Living Wage, I have no plans to lobby government to allocate specific grants to boroughs that become accredited Living Wage employers.