Government to fast track HGV driver tests but blocks visas for foreign workers


 

Government plans aimed at tackling the HGV driver shortage crisis which stop short of issuing temporary visas to foreign drivers have been given a muted welcome by the haulage industry. In a statement issued today (20 July) the government said it is not planning to add HGV drivers to the Shortage Occupation List, despite increasing delivery problems across the supply chain. It insisted that the UK labour market has changed “dramatically” due to the economic impact of the measures necessary […]