Government kills off student-loan proposal for driver licence acquisition


The government has rejected the idea of extending student loans for funding licence acquisition, saying it was “not appropriate”. The idea was first mooted by the FTA last year when its MD for policy, James Hookham, met with employment minister Esther McVey to discuss ways to boost recruitment. The idea was later adopted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on freight transport and was highlighted in its first skills report as a way to address the driver shortage. But in […]