Government to fast track HGV driver tests but blocks visas for foreign workers

Government plans aimed at tackling the HGV driver shortage crisis stops short of issuing temporary visas to foreign drivers and will focus on training and recruitment.

In a statement (issued 20 July) the government said it is not planning to add HGV drivers to the Shortage Occupation List, despite increasing delivery problems across the supply chain.

Instead, the government has set out a basket of measures which sees the industry and government departments join forces to support HGV driver recruitment.

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