Living Wage supermarkets

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4951
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following Lidl being the first supermarket to pay the London Living Wage and recently announcing it will pay the new rate, will you encourage all of the other main supermarkets to pay the London Living Wage and become Living Wage accredited?

Answer

Answer for Living Wage supermarkets

Answer for Living Wage supermarkets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I applaud Lidl for paying their staff a living wage and will always encourage others to do the same. I intend my economic fairness team to use a new business compact to recognise and promote good practice in employment and encourage uptake of the London Living Wage.