London Living Wage (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1942
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

You were quoted in an article in The Spectator, published 2 May 2015, as believing that companies that do not pay more than the minimum wage should not be given government contracts. Yet, in response to question 2015/1448, you outlined that after seven years' in office, no such requirements have been put in place for organisations in receipt of GLA and TfL capital funding. Will you guarantee that such a requirement is in place by the time you leave office in May?

Answer

Answer for London Living Wage (2)

Answer for London Living Wage (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In my answer to question 2015/1448 I explained that the GLA's standard funding agreement provides that the funding recipient shall, if required by the GLA, have a responsible procurement plan for the expenditure of the funds and that could include London Living Wage requirements; and where appropriate TfL will consider including London Living Wage requirements in contracts as part of their Responsible Procurement procedures.

There are no plans to change this approach and make London Living Wage accreditation a requirement for any organisations in receipt of capital funding from the GLA or TfL.