London Living Wage and Premier League football clubs

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-09-13
Session date: 
September 13, 2018
Reference: 
2018/2203
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Now that the new football season has begun, which Premier League clubs in London that have not yet gained London Living Wage accreditation have you written to and what was their response?

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 want all Premier League Football clubs in London to become Living Wage accredited and have previously written to them asking them to pursue accreditation. Currently, the only London clubs accredited are Chelsea and West Ham. However, after a recent exchange of letters about the importance of the Living Wage with the Chairman of Fulham FC, Shahid Khan, I was delighted to hear that Fulham is now working towards its Living wage accreditation. I will continue press upon the other non-accredited clubs the importance of doing the responsible thing and becoming London Living Wage employers.