Blacklisting (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 30th August 2019.

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Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Labour

You have said that, “Blacklisting is unlawful under The Employment Relations Act 1999 (Blacklists) Regulations 2010 and any contractor who breaches those Regulations can be deemed ineligible under procurement regulation to bid for the Greater London Authority's contracts. The GLA will invoke this legislation where appropriate to ensure it does not contract with organisations who engage in blacklisting.” How many companies has Transport for London deemed ineligible under the Blacklists Regulations?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I am determined to ensure that employees of suppliers to the GLA Group are treated fairly: fair terms of employment and fair terms of pay. The GLA Group Responsible Procurement Policy sets out how the GLA Group is committed to pioneering socially, environmentally and economically sustainable procurement to deliver improved quality of life and better value for money. The policy reflects best practice and demonstrates that the GLA’s procurement activities meet all relevant legislative requirements, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Social Value Act 2012 and the Equality Act 2010.

Transport for London (TfL) has no record of deeming any company ineligible to bid for contracts under blacklisting regulations. Accordingly, there is no record of any contractor or sub-contractor being subject to legal proceedings and no TfL contracts have been suspended.