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To expect London weighting for a job located in London?

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grumpysquash3 Sat 05-Nov-16 21:55:21

Do all London jobs have London weighting? Is it ok/legal for employers to not give it?
I have been offered a job in London and the offer doesn't even mention London weighting....just wondering if I should ask?
The job sounds great but the travel is so expensive.... sad

Believeitornot Sat 05-Nov-16 21:58:45

I've only seen London weighting mentioned if an organisation has the same role outside of London.

Generally, London Weighting is used in the public sector for jobs that are across numerous locations so those in London get a higher wage for doing the samejob to reflect the higher cost of living. Usually this is very clearly set out in the job advert.

As I understand it, a number of private sector companies with offices spread across the country have adopted the practice. But no, not all jobs have LLndon Weighting and it isn't somethibg i would expect as standard unless you've gone for a civil service job .

bibbitybobbityyhat Sat 05-Nov-16 22:03:03

All my jobs have been in London (from 1986 onwards) and none have had London weighting. It isn't an automatic thing!

MatildaTheCat Sat 05-Nov-16 22:03:14

Public employers offer London weighting but presumably local London businesses offer a competitive salary which reflects the industry norm and xost of living. So a chef may earn more in London than in the north but that does not equate to London weighting.

Offler Sat 05-Nov-16 22:03:21

This explains it all OP

London Weighting

AuntJane Sat 05-Nov-16 22:19:00

I work within a consortium, with different staff members having different employers. My employer is based outside London, and pays London Weighting to it's London staff. One of the other employers is based in London and does not pay LW, but has subsumed it into its basic pay rates.

FleurThomas Sat 05-Nov-16 22:57:14

You might get a territorial allowance instead. Ask the HR team.

grumpysquash3 Sun 06-Nov-16 16:31:15

Thanks everyone - very useful replies!

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