Self-employed Londoners

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 22nd October 2019.

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Photo of Fiona Twycross Fiona Twycross Labour

Can you provide an update on the work you are taking to support self-employed Londoners receive the London Living Wage?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I am a strong advocate for the real Living Wage campaign and promote the London Living Wage wherever I can. For the purposes of Living Wage Foundation accreditation, self-employed workers who work for an accredited Living Wage employer for more than two hours for eight consecutive weeks must be paid the Living Wage. I will continue to do what I can to help these workers.

In October, we launched an online hub to empower Londoners of all backgrounds and professions to know, understand and enforce their rights at work.

The hub is free to access and provides users with an overview of employment rights, definitions of worker’s rights in plain English, and an interactive map of the capital’s employment advice and support agencies. Following the launch of my Good Work Standard, the site marks the latest step in my mission of making London the best city in the world in which to work.