Plan to slash 90,000 Whitehall jobs threatens driver testing and road safety, Logistics UK warns


The Prime Minister’s proposed civil service recruitment freeze could see the UK’s HGV driver shortage escalate, if staff managing the backlog of driver testing cannot be recruited, Logistics UK is warning. Road safety could also be compromised if planned resourcing for heavy vehicle checks is halted and any staff shortage could further disrupt the UK supply chain, the association added. Last week it was revealed that Boris Johnson has ordered ministers to slash the size of Whitehall by a fifth […]