To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to Answer of 29 October 2021 to Question 63799 on Imports, what assessment has he made of the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on haulage industry staffing.
16 November 2021
Countries across Europe and globally are facing similar HGV driver shortages. The Government is therefore focusing on developing UK-based talent as the enduring solution to the HGV driver shortage which will secure the future of the workforce.
We have taken decisive action to address the acute driver shortage, with 30 specific measures taken by the Government already. We are seeing results with 1,350 more haulier tests available a week from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.