London Weighting

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 30th May 2021.

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Photo of Marina Ahmad Marina Ahmad Labour

Do you have a timeline for your work on gathering evidence and issuing guidance on London Weighting?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Over the next year I intend to gather evidence on how London Weighting allowances are currently applied across the city and in different sectors, so that guidance can be formulated to provide greater clarity to employers and Londoners.

In 2016, Trust for London concluded that the London Weighting needs to be about £7,700 per year in Inner London and over £6,200 in Outer London to cover the additional minimum cost of living in the capital. New research in this area is needed to reflect what Londoners need to afford a decent standard of living in 2021, as well as ensuring the capital can continue to attract talent.