MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In light of the recent £5.1 billion deal for Premier League television rights, a figure likely to rise to £8 billion once overseas television rights are factored in, how has the Mayor stepped up his engagement with Premier League football clubs in order to ensure they follow the lead of Chelsea FC and pay all staff the London Living Wage?


Answer for Pay

Answer for Pay

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Last year I wrote to the nine Premier League/Championship football clubs in London and was delighted that Chelsea FC signed up to become a London Living Wage accredited employer.

I note the recent announcement by the Premier League that all top-flight clubs will pay the Living wage to full-time staff from the start of the 2016-17 season and I will continue to work with them and Championship clubs, in partnership with the Living Wage Foundation, to ensure this momentum will not be lost.