Yes, Caterer Search has found him out.
"London Mayor Boris Johnson has reneged on a pre-election promise that only hotels and restaurants paying a ‘London living wage’ would be promoted by Visit London ahead of the 2012 Olympics. Johnson, who increased the London living wage from £7.20 to £7.45 an hour earlier this month, made the vow at an election debate held by campaign group London Citizens in Westminster on 9 April.
The Mayor initially denied making the promise in a letter to Caterersearch, but when we presented his press office with video proof, he then sent an updated letter, in which he claimed a partnership with businesses would be a more effective way of implementing a London-wide living wage. In the updated letter, Johnson said: 'During my election campaign, I supported a list of proposals on the living wage that included this idea. However, further work in this area has made it clear that a positive approach of partnership with business to promote the London living wage is more appropriate, and likely to be more effective in achieving the key goal of the wider implementation of the living wage.'”
"Work with London Citizens to ensure that London’s hotels and hospitality sector pay a ‘Living Wage’ by the 2012 Olympics and work with ‘Visit London’ and other Tourist Guides to only endorse Hotels and Restaurants which are accredited ‘Living Wage’ employers and sites."
The British Hospitality Association is happy. The Citizens are staying on the case, though it's not clear quite how keen Mayor Johnson is to "work with" them. There was, for example, no Citizens representative on the platform when he announced the rise to £7.45 per hour the other day...