Lorry driver shortage visa scheme will run out on Christmas Eve and people think that is pretty Scrooge-like
The Independent says the government is issuing emergency visas to foreign lorry drivers to deal with supply-chain issues – but they will run out on Christmas Eve and people think that is pretty ridiculous.
5,000 HGV drivers – together with 5,500 poultry workers – will be offered the right to work in the UK to cope with the shortfall of staff – caused in part by Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic – but only in the run-up to the festive period.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps said: “This government continues to do everything we can to help the haulage and food industries contend with the HGV driver shortage.
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