Royal Parks and the Living Wage

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2343
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following your answer to MQ 2015/1850 and given your clearly defined role in the governance arrangements for the Royal Parks, will your officers write to the Chair of the Board and explain the benefits of paying all their staff the London Living Wage?

Answer

Answer for Royal Parks and the Living Wage

Answer for Royal Parks and the Living Wage

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. I will ensure the Royal Parks are fully aware of the benefits of paying the LLW which rewards loyalty and encourages greater productivity among staff.

The Royal Parks is an Executive Agency of the Government Department for Culture Media and Sport and I have repeatedly urged all Government Departments and London boroughs to become LLW accredited.