Low Pay Commission

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 12th July 2019.

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Photo of Leonie Cooper Leonie Cooper Labour

Did you respond to the Low Pay Commission’s consultation? If so, can you share the response?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I didn't respond to the Low Pay Commission's consultation on this occasion. I am vocal in my support for the real Living Wage rate which is higher than the minimum wage rate the Government is consulting on. Unlike the Living Wage Foundation's rates, it is not calculated according to the cost of living and is, therefore, lower than what people need to afford a decent standard of living.

Last month my statutory Deputy Mayor, Joanne McCartney represented the GLA at a meeting of the Living Wage Commission. This is the decision-making forum considering how to incorporate policy changes and new sources of data into the calculation of the real Living Wage, including the London Living Wage.