London Living Wage

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1610
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you lobby the government to make the London Living Wage the statutory minimum wage for the capital?

Answer

Answer for London Living Wage

Answer for London Living Wage

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I would like to see a higher Living Wage, reflecting the cost of housing in London, and I would like to see all Londoners paid at least the Living Wage. I will encourage as many London employers as possible to become London Living Wage accredited, which I hope will eventually make the statutory minimum wage in London increasingly irrelevant.