Commonwealth Games 2022

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether all (a) directly employed staff and (b) contracted workers for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022 will be paid the Real Living Wage; and if the Organising Committee for the games will accredit as a Living Wage Employer with the Living Wage Foundation.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Ltd (known as the OC) is now established in Birmingham. All staff directly employed by the OC are paid at least the 2018 voluntary Living Wage. The OC will be primarily responsible for procuring goods and services for the Games. We are working with the Organising Committee and our other Games Partners to agree the appropriate contractor policies and pay. Consideration of accreditation as a Living Wage Employer will form part of this work.

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