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Living Wage Employer Accreditation

The newly formed Merton Council administration has expressed its desire to obtain accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation, thereby become a Living Wage Employer. This report asks Members to note what is required for the Council to achieve said accreditation; note the indicative cost implications; and approve Merton seeking accreditation by introducing the Real Living Wage into Merton contracts, as and when the contracts come up for re-tendering.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant expenditure or savings;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/08/2022

Decision due: 19 Sep 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Services

Lead director: Interim Executive Director of Finance and Digital

Contact: Dawn Jolley, Head of Commercial Services Email:

Documents to be considered: Officer report.


Agenda items


  • Living Wage Employer Accreditation