Pay Disparity

MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Aside from championing the London Living Wage what have you done to urge businesses to adopt pay scales that accurately reflect skill level and aptitude and avoid the disparity in pay which has been particularly prevalent in FTSE100 companies?


Answer for Pay Disparity

Answer for Pay Disparity

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have concentrated my time and effort on working with companies to increase the numbers paying the London Living Wage to ensure that more hard-working Londoners are fairly rewarded through their pay.


I am pleased that well over 800 employers are now London Living Wage accredited; this has increased from only 27 in 2008 and has now benefitted around 30,000 Londoners, putting over £60 million back into their pockets.