A Fairer London: The 2015 Living Wage in London

Date published: 
02 November 2015

This is the eleventh London Living Wage report from the GLA, and calculates the wage for 2015 at £9.40 per hour (a 2.7 per cent increase on the 2014 wage).

In the Mayor’s ‘2020 Vision’ for London he pledged to make the Living Wage the norm across the capital. There are now 700 accredited London Living Wage employers plus a number who have chosen not to be accredited. Accredited Living Wage employers alone have now provided over 30,000 London workers the benefits of the Living Wage since 2011.

The total of accredited London employers has increased from 429 in the past year. Key sign-ups in the private sector in the past year include Chelsea Football Club, Santander (banking), Morgan Stanley (finance), Burberry (retail), GSK (pharmaceutical), Smith and Nephew (health), Brewdog (hospitality), Field Fisher Waterhouse (law) and Oliver Bonas (retail). Recent sign-ups in the public sector include The Crown Estate, City of Westminster College, and The Royal College of Radiologists.