London Living Wage in the Retail Sector

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2585
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Have you made an assessment of the number of employees within the retail sector who are already receiving the London Living Wage?

Answer

Answer for London Living Wage in the Retail Sector

Answer for London Living Wage in the Retail Sector

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No, I have not made an assessment of the number of employees within the retail sector who are already receiving the London Living Wage. In the Living Wage report, 'A Fairer London: The 2014 Living Wage in London', last year, I confirmed that Accredited Living Wage employers have now provided over 20,000 London workers with the benefits of the living wage since 2011 which included those in the retail sector. Since the report was produced, more than 200 additional employers in London have become Living Wage accredited, which will have increased the number of London workers benefitting and within this number will be employees in the retail sector also.