London Living Wage

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1923
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Thank you for your answer (2015/1447) which showed that the number of businesses you contacted about the London Living Wage had increased from 65 in 2012/13 to 101 in 2014/15. Do you think an increase of just 36 employers in over 2 years is enough to meet the aspiration of the London Living Wage to be the norm as set out in your 2020 vision? Do you have any interim targets and have you met these?

Answer

Answer for London Living Wage

Answer for London Living Wage

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have worked closely with the Living Wage Foundation on the campaign to encourage businesses to become accredited Living Wage employers. The Living Wage Foundation has contacted many businesses directly, and has identified target employers for me to write to where I can add most value in encouraging them to become accredited Living Wage employers.

I will continue to work with the Living Wage Foundation to write to target employers which they identify.  I have already written to over 50 businesses since March 2015 and I am planning to write to up to 30 organisations per month over the coming months.