Vision and priorities

London Living Wage

Islington Council was the joint first Local Authority to win accreditation as a Living Wage employer in 2012.

We pay all directly employed staff at least the London Living Wage and 98% of Islington contracts are now Living Wage compliant. We will continue to work towards becoming 100% compliant. 

  • In June 2010, Islington Council launched a Fairness Commission to tackle poverty and inequality in the borough
  • A year later, the top recommendation of the Islington Fairness Commission was for Islington to work towards becoming a Living Wage borough
  • In March 2012, Islington became the UK’s first Living Wage council
  • 100% of LBI staff are now on at least the London Living Wage
  • 98% of LBI contracts now pay at least the London Living Wage, including domiciliary care workers
  • The remaining 2% of contractors work in residential social care
  • There have been hundreds of beneficiaries, many of whom are black and minority ethnic or female employees. These include cleaners, security guards, grounds staff and school caterers
  • In 2016 Islington was the first council to become a Living Wage Friendly Funder
  • Islington Council continues to work with local businesses to increase the number of accredited employers in the borough

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