Petition Under the immigration plan, treat HGV Drivers as skilled workers.
Drivers were praised for being key workers and essential to keeping the country operational. Drivers have to pass further Qualifications; Driving Tests, CPC & Tacho Cards and meet the minimum required salary. The Industry needs HGV Drivers to be able to apply for Skilled Worker VISA's.
In 2020, the Guardian wrote - "The Freight Transport Association said it exacerbates an existing shortage of HGV drivers, whose average salary is above the threshold but who are classified as level 2 or unskilled workers. Around 13% of HGV drivers are currently recruited from the EU, and the FTA said a further 59,000 drivers were needed."
A year later, this has proven very accurate, the shortage of Drivers has never been worse. Affecting key services.
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