Fair pay for under 25s (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3950
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to your response to MQ 2015/3501 can you list what action you take before the introduction of the new National Living Wage in April to ensure that young Londoners under the age of 25 are being paid a fair wage for the work they do in London?

Answer

Answer for Fair pay for under 25s (1)

Answer for Fair pay for under 25s (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Encouraging employers to sign up voluntarily to LLW accreditation is the right way to increase wage rates for those under the age of 25 across the capital, as it applies to all employees aged 18 and over, and ensures that these hard-working young Londoners are fairly rewarded through their pay.

I will continue to champion the LLW, and urge all employers in London who can afford to do so, to sign up to accreditation.