Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Living Wage

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 24th October 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Labour, Greenwich and Woolwich

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff of his Department are paid less than the London Living Wage; and what requirements his Department places on contractors to pay the London Living Wage to London-based staff.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State

​No Foreign & Commonwealth Office staff working within Inner or Greater London receive less than the London Living Wage.

We do not require companies contracted to the Department to pay Living Wage Foundation's living wage to the staff that they employ. Specific rates of pay are a matter for each individual contractor, as the employer, but assurances are provided to ensure full compliance with the requirements of the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage.

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