Key workers to benefit from housing schemes

March 2004
Personnel Today;3/30/2004, p2
Trade Publication
Great Britain's Government has widened its subsidized housing scheme for key workers, to help public sector HR teams attract and retain staff in the capital. The £ 690m Key Worker Living initiative will now be available to more staff in education, healthcare and in the police, fire and prison services. Cara Davani, head of HR at the London borough of Tower Hamlets said the programme would help services across London. The Starter Home Initiative, launched in 2001, has so far helped 9,000 public sector employees into low-cost housing and Martin Tiplady, director of HR at the Metropolitan Police, said 683 of the force's employees have either bought homes through the scheme or are in the process of doing so.


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