London Living Wage (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3961
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please provide the most recent data for both the total number and proportion of jobs in Greater London paying less than the London Living Wage in each year since 2004.

Answer

Answer for London Living Wage (1)

Answer for London Living Wage (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA first set the London Living Wage in 2005.

Number and Proportion of Jobs paying less than the London Living Wage

proportion

numbers

living wage

2005

13

446,000

£6.70

2006

12

407,000

£6.70

2007

13

446,000

£7.05

2008

13

469,000

£7.20

2009

13

454,000

£7.45

2010

13

471,000

£7.60

2011

15

542,000

£7.85

2012

17

611,000

£8.30

2013

17

669,000

£8.55

2014

19

752,000

£8.80

The source data is collected in April each year, and the analysis uses the latest announced living wage at that point in time.  As the 2005 London Living Wage report was published in March, and the 2006 report came out in May 2006, the 2005 and 2006 wage rates are the rate announced in the 2005 report.

The Office for National Statistics has provided a full explanation of the figures at www.ons.gov.uk/ons/about-ons/business-transparency/freedom-of-information/what-can-i-request/published-ad-hoc-data/labour/november-2015/index.html