Frank Field – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Frank Field on 2015-10-09.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to encourage Premier League football clubs to pay all staff, including those employed via external contractors, at least the Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.

Tracey Crouch

I welcome the fact that Chelsea Football Club have signed up to be an accredited living wage employee, not just paying their direct staff but contractors too. That is a big step forward, and one that I expect all Premier clubs to follow. I will press home that message to the Premier League’s Executive Chairman as part of the regular dialogue we have on a range of football matters.