Government Departments: Contract Cleaning

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 28th October 2015.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Chair, Petitions Committee, Chair, Petitions Committee

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to issue guidance that staff employed by contract cleaning companies in government departments should not be disciplined for seeking a living wage; and if he will include this in future contracts.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

We are the first Government ever to deliver a National Living Wage. From April 2016, every employer in the country will pay the National Living Wage, including all Government contractors, for workers aged 25 and above.

Consequently, we have no plans to issue the specified guidance.

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