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Night Time Enterprise Zone (5)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Leonie Cooper Leonie Cooper Labour

Will you be working with the London Borough of Waltham Forest to ensure workers in the Night-Time Enterprise Zone are paid the London Living Wage and adhere to good working practices?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Yes. In November 2018, the GLA published ‘London at Night’, the most comprehensive research on London at night. This research showed that at least half a million people working at night earn below the London Living Wage. I am clear that employers must step up and ensure the welfare of their employees by paying the London Living Wage.

One of the aims of the Night Time Enterprise Zone pilot in Walthamstow High Street is to support good work standards for night workers. London Borough of Waltham Forest will engage with evening and night time workers and local businesses to better understand issues, constraints and opportunities and encourage the London Living Wage. Learning will be shared through my Night Time Borough Champions network, informing policy and practice across London.