There has been “a high number” of enquiries from international HGV drivers wanting to come to the UK and capitalise on the temporary visa scheme, according to a Harrogate law firm. Truth Legal, which also has offices in Leeds, has an immigration practice and solicitor Louis MacWilliam said it had already been fielding calls from drivers in Europe, as well as further afield in India, South Africa and Venezuela, keen to take up jobs and keep UK supply chains running. […]
The leader of Islington Council is calling on Ocado chief Tim Steiner to drop plans for a major distribution hub due to be built next to a primary school of 500 children.
Trade associations have welcomed the announcement that the Transport Committee has launched an investigation into skills and workforce planning in the road haulage industry.
Hauliers could see HGV test fees hiked to help fund an increase in DVSA testers, following a review of the system.