Living Wage Employers

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

What have you done to increase the number of living wage employers in London since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The pandemic has exposed the deep inequalities in our economy. I am continuing to promote my Good Work Standard to employers, which is built around fair pay as a fundamental principle - Living Wage accreditation is a requirement of accreditation.

12 employers have become Good Work Standard-accredited since March, demonstrating their commitment to doing the right thing by their employees during this challenging time, and bringing the total to 83. Over 160 employers in London have become Living Wage accredited since March 2020, in sectors as diverse as tech, care, culture, finance, construction and hospitality.

My teams are supporting the Living Wage Foundation with its preparations for Living Wage Week in November and continue to work closely with them to identify and support employers to pay the London Living Wage.