Temporary visa scheme that only attracted 200 HGV drivers to be scrapped


 

The government has confirmed that the temporary visa scheme for HGV drivers will not be extended beyond the end of February. Launched as one method of solving the driver shortage, the idea was to attract thousands of European lorry drivers to the UK by making it easier for hauliers to recruit them from overseas. But they were soon dubbed “Scrooge” visas after the government ruled they would only run to 24 December 2021, although the department for transport later agreed […]