200701160853Frustrated by the cost of living in city centers for its workers, Britain's leading grocer, Tesco, is planning to build accommodation when it builds stores. The flats will be offered first to its employees but "key workers" who are often priced out of London will be offered the flats too.

Frustrated by the cost of living in city centers for its workers, Britain’s leading grocer, Tesco, is planning to build accommodation when it builds stores. The flats will be offered first to its employees but “key workers” who are often priced out of London will be offered the flats too. The BBC reports:

If the trial is successful, the chain intends to incorporate staff housing into further developments. A spokeswoman for Tesco said they hoped the scheme would be “beneficial for staff retention” in London, where they suffer from a high turnover of workers.

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