The new London Living Wage has been set at £9.15 per hour. The Mayor is encouraging employers to offer the London Living Wage to direct staff and those employed through contracts (e.g. cleaners) to help hard working Londoners make ends meet.
Paying the London Living Wage is voluntary. One way the Mayor is hoping to encourage employers to pay the LLW is by branding businesses that do with a ‘we are a living wage employer’ badge - so that consumers can choose to buy products and use services from LLW businesses over those that don’t pay the LLW, similar to how the Fairtrade brand works.
Do you check to see if the businesses you buy products or services from pay the London Living Wage? Might you in future? Do you have any other ideas for encouraging more businesses to start paying the LLW? Tell us below.