London Living Wage and Premier League football clubs

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1797
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you update me on your work to encourage the remaining Premier League football clubs in London to pay the London Living Wage?

Answer

Answer for London Living Wage and Premier League football clubs

Answer for London Living Wage and Premier League football clubs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have been clear that I expect all Premier League Football clubs in London to pay the London Living Wage. In addition to having previously written to the non-accredited clubs, I most recently wrote to Shahid Khan, Chairman of Fulham FC, to congratulate him on his team's ascendance to the Premier League and press upon him the importance of high profile clubs doing the responsible thing and becoming London Living Wage accredited. I was therefore delighted when he recently announced that Fulham would work towards Living Wage accreditation. I intend to write again to those Premier League clubs that have not yet gained accreditation, or set out their intention to do so, ahead of the start of the new season.