Wealth gap (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1945
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

You were recently quoted as saying the "wealth gap has been allowed to get too big" and that "the income differentials in any company in London and in Britain… have massively expanded in the last 30 years… the multiples that we now tolerate are extraordinary". What will you encourage the Government to do about the wealth gap?

Answer

Answer for Wealth gap (2)

Answer for Wealth gap (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Getting into work and gaining new skills is one of the best ways to help more Londoners out of poverty. I will be working with the Government to re-commission the skills system to enable it to better meet the demands of employers and provide more opportunities for Londoners.

I will continue to accelerate housing delivery in the capital, continue with my current initiatives to make transport more affordable for example for part time workers and maintain the current momentum I have achieved of getting more employers to sign up for the London Living Wage.