It’s help yourself, after government opts not to back HGV training fund


The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget. Having led a delegation of hauliers to Downing Street last month, the RHA’s push for a training fund to help alleviate the chronic driver shortage, and in doing so boost productivity, was not rewarded. Richard Burnett, chief executive of the RHA, said: “In his spring Budget George Osborne recognised the […]