400 FIRMS NOW PAYING LONDON LIVING WAGE “Need to get more on board” says Mayor
THE NUMBER of employers paying the London Living Wage has doubled in the last year – but there is a need to get more on board, especially in the retail and hospitality sectors.
That’s the message from Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
There were just 27 employers offering the Living Wage when I became Mayor in 2008. Now more than 400 London businesses of all shapes and sizes have recognised the benefits of fair pay.
But we still need more to get on board. Paying a living wage is a win-win scenario for workers and employers alike.
Announcing the increase, Boris said that not only had the numbers gone up, but the London Living Wage has gone up from £8.80 to £9.15 an hour. (Source: Mayor of London’s office)