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Trailers: Driving Licences

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 57467, tabled on 15 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the new rules for towing a trailer or caravan with a car from autumn 2021 published on 10 September, what assessment he made of the financial impact on small businesses that train and test drivers for HGV and for towing trailers and caravans; and if he will set up a compensation scheme for those businesses who have lost income as a result of his policy.

Answered on

20 October 2021

We are working with industry to consider options for accredited training that could offer a standardised non-statutory testing approach. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has received strong support for an accreditation training scheme which is also generating considerable interest from companies who tow as part of their business. We are progressing discussions urgently.

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