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Mayor promises to tackle gender pay gap at London Legacy Development Corporation

The Mayor of London’s recent gender audit revealed that while women make up two thirds of the LLDC’s workforce, the pay gap between men and women 35% - significantly higher than the 9.4% gap which exists nationally.

 

Urgent work needs to be done to address the gender pay gap in the LLDC, which is much greater than other London bodies including the Fire Brigade and the Metropolitan Police. Mayor Khan said it was 'unacceptable', and that appointments to the LLDC board in 2017 will be gender balanced. Other measures planned include reviewing titles of roles and name blind recruitment. Further initiatives will be published in the Greater London Authority (GLA) Action Plan next year.

 

I welcome the Mayor’s announcement that he will work towards ensuring there is a gender balance on the LLDC, and support his actions to recruit and promote more women. I look forward to seeing more initiatives in the upcoming GLA action plan which I will monitor closely.

 

I secured a commitment from Sadiq Khan at Mayor’s Question Time that action would be taken to address the gender pay gap at the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

ENDS 

Notes

  • I questioned the Mayor of London on the gender pay gap at the LLDC today (Wednesday) at Mayor’s Question Time of the London Assembly. A webcast can be found here. His Question to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, comes at about 2:56:08;
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19th December 2016