The Mayor of London has been slammed for “failing to tackle” the gender pay gap at the Greater London Authority (GLA).

Figures released by City Hall today have revealed there is a gender pay gap of 4.82 per cent across the GLA, with women being paid an average of £23.23 per hour and men £24.41 – although this was a 1.32 per cent decrease over the last year.

London Conservative candidate for Mayor and London Assembly Member Shaun Bailey said: “The Mayor is clearly failing to tackle something he has called ‘unacceptable’ gender pay gaps.”

The majority of GLA bodies such as the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) saw a fall in the gender pay gap over the year.

But Transport for London (TfL) saw an increase in the gender pay gap of 1.8 per cent over the last year.

Figures from the this year show women working for TfL are paid an average of £22.08 an hour whilst mean are paid an average of £28.18 an hour – a gender pay gap of 21.5 per cent.

Mr Bailey added: “The increasing gender pay gap at TfL is proof that Sadiq Khan’s approach of rewarding current executives with massive pay rises while they preside over his near-billion-pound deficit and lost grip on Crossrail is not the right approach.

“Khan needs to keep executive salaries down while promoting bright new female talent into leadership positions.”

City Hall have said one of the reasons for the gender pay gap in the GLA Groups is because there are not enough women in senior roles.

Mr Khan has appointed a number of women at City Hall to senior Hall including seven out of his ten deputy mayors.

He also appointed the first female Chief of Staff, Mary Harpley, to manage the GLA in 2018.

Mr Khan said: “As Mayor, I am determined to do everything in my power to address the gender pay gap that has existed unchallenged and hidden away for far too long.

“The data we have published today paints a varied picture.

“It does not make for comfortable reading but if we are to correct this injustice we must continue to highlight the gaps and the need for action.”