Department for Education: Living Wage

Department for Education written question – answered on 25th October 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Labour, Greenwich and Woolwich

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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 Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

All employees based inside Greater London are paid at least the London Living Wage.

The department supports the use of the Crown Commercial Service Public Sector Framework as the route to market for contingent workers. All contingent workers based inside Greater London are paid at least the London Living Wage.

There are 93 employees based in regional offices outside of Greater London that are paid below the London Living Wage but are all paid more than the National Living Wage and the UK Real Living Wage.

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