Mayor answers to London

Living wage (1)

Question number0919/2010
Meeting date17/03/2010

Question by Darren Johnson

Further to question 52/2010, why was a commitment from Park Plaza Westminster Bridge to paying the London Living Wage not secured when the contract was signed in mid November 2009?

Answer by Boris Johnson (1st Term)

The financial discussions around the venue for the SportAccord conference were conducted at the bid stage of this project in 2008, whereby the viability of the project and best value was determined. The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge have confirmed that they pay staff above the minimum wage, along with other staff benefits on top (e.g. meals and laundry), which enhanced the overall remuneration given to staff.

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Darren Johnson