London Living Wage

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1790
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you provide an update on your work to encourage businesses to pay the London Living Wage?

Answer

Answer for London Living Wage

Answer for London Living Wage

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Over 1500 employers in the capital have signed up to pay their staff at least the London Living Wage of £10.20 per hour. London has already seen more than a 50 per cent increase in the number of London Living Wage accreditations since I took office. I will continue to promote the benefits of the London Living Wage and campaign for more employers to pay it, especially through my Good Work Standard. I want employers from all sectors - both big and small - and from across the capital - to engage with the principles of my Good Work Standard when it launches later this year.

I also urge business leaders directly to sign up to the Living Wage, for example when I meet with them or by letter. I was pleased to see recently Fulham FC's owner Shahid Khan announcing that the club would become Living Wage accredited following such an approach.