A private member’s bill entitled the Employment Practices Bill has been introduced in the House of Lords. It states that if an employer offers an employee residential accommodation as part of a package, it must offer a financial payment as an alternative (which will be based on a prescribed scale). We understand that this is intended to tackle exploitation of migrant workers but it may well apply to other sectors. The financial payment option will not apply if accommodation is deemed to be a necessary requirement of employment so it is unlikely to apply where, for example, someone is provided with onsite accommodation as part of caring responsibilities.