London Living Wage in the Premier League (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2019
Reference: 
2019/17593
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How can you encourage the remaining two London Premier League clubs, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, to become London Living Wage accredited?

Answer

London Living Wage in the Premier League (2)

London Living Wage in the Premier League (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Arsenal and Spurs are not only top football clubs, but high-profile employers and ‘anchor institutions’ in London. I believe they have a duty to lead by example and demonstrate that they are paying all of their staff fairly by securing accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation. I have written to both clubs previously urging them to do so and will do again.  

This is a ‘win-win’ situation: they can improve staff recruitment, retention and productivity, while helping us to promote the London Living Wage across the city.