Sadiq Khan visits a coffee shop for the announcement of the new London Living Wage

Making London the best city in the world to work

Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to make London the best place in the world to work and a fairer place to live. He is proposing a compact with employers, called the Good Work Standard, which will promote:

  • fair pay and the London Living Wage
  • excellent working conditions
  • diversity in the workplace

The Mayor's Good Work Standard

In July the Mayor called on businesses and other organisations, including trade unions and local authorities, to advise him on exactly what they think should be included in the Good Work Standard.

You can read more about this in the Mayor’s Good Work Standard Call for evidence.

What happens next

We received support and enthusiasm for the Mayor to introduce a Good Work Standard in the capital, and some important ideas and suggestions for how he could work with employers, businesses and organisations to promote fair pay and good working conditions.

The call for evidence closed in September and we are using your responses to plan our next steps.

The Mayor will work with major employers from all sectors, especially those with high standards, to support businesses and other employers who would like to develop them. The Mayor is also determined to lead by example as one of the capital’s largest employers.