London Living Wage and football clubs (2)

MQT on 2018-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2018
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What barriers are preventing the remaining Premier League football clubs from becoming London Living Wage accredited?


Answer for London Living Wage and football clubs (2)

Answer for London Living Wage and football clubs (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The conversations between my officers and Premier League football clubs has indicated that their biggest barrier to becoming London Living Wage accredited is the contractual relationship with providers of match day staff. These are similar issues to those faced by the Olympic Stadium. Now that I have taken over the Stadium I intend to speed up the implementation of the Living Wage across the board, including for match day staff, and once successful will demonstrate to the remaining London clubs who are not Living Wage accredited how they can achieve the same.