Funding For C+E Drivers

THE RHA is pleased that ministers have agreed to increase the funding limit for Large Goods Vehicles apprenticeships.

Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson has confirmed that funding for C+E apprenticeships will increase to £7,000 from 1 July.

RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett said the announcement was a step towards resolving the driver shortage but more needed to be done.

“This move will support firms to recruit and train new drivers, but the industry needs immediate help due to the demand for goods increasing as lockdown restrictions are lifted.”

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