HGV Drivers Shortage

THE RHA has urged ministers to add HGV drivers to the Home Office UK Shortage Occupation List to help fix the growing driver shortage.

RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett told Grant Shapps that government needed to do more to help the industry recruit new talent as the driver shortage exceeds 60,000:

“Haulage firms struggle to get access to Apprenticeship Levy money to fund training, and the shutdown of vocational driving tests last year saw a loss of more than 30,000 test slots. New IR35 tax rules have seen some firms cancel deliveries as they can’t get agency drivers.”

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