TfL Commissioner's pay

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2735
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Since 2008, the difference between the highest and lowest paid employees, and between the highest paid and the London Living Wage, has narrowed markedly across most of the GLA Group, with the exception of TfL. Will you ask TfL to examine how the appointment of the next Commissioner could help to bring TfL in line with the rest of the GLA Group in reducing pay inequality?

Answer

Answer for TfL Commissioner's pay

Answer for TfL Commissioner's pay

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Between 2008 and November 2014, the London Living Wage increased by 22.8 per cent (from £7.45 per hour to £9.15).  During the same 6 year period the salary for the TfL Commissioner did not increase.

In looking for a new Commissioner, it is vital we secure an individual with the necessary experience, skills and vision to lead TfL and our search for the best candidate has meant that we are looking overseas as well as domestically.

As a public sector organisation, TfL must be mindful of remuneration for all senior appointments and maintains a rigorous remuneration policy concerning its executive pay which it uses to benchmark roles appropriately, including a standing Remuneration Committee. This will ensure a fair and justifiable salary for any incoming TfL Commissioner once the permanent recruitment for this role is completed.