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spartan3002

  22 days ago

A little light on the horizon ?

An announcement is expected this weekend , that a temporary change is to be made to visa requirements for European truckers .
Any changes to immigration rules will be temporary, with a cap on the number of drivers allowed to enter the UK .
This should somewhat ameliorate the problem with food and fuel deliveries , although numbers are yet to be announced .
Incidentally , the image provides some interesting information .
What do you think of this development ?
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mumsutty

  20 days ago
panic sets in with this country people go berserk if something out of ordinary happens. we dopnt learn do we?? Reply
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Mark_W

  20 days ago
Yes, Brexit has been such a success! LOL! Reply
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Chris563

  21 days ago
I don’t think many will want to come back now. It was okay when they were getting low wages in their own countries but now the wages have went up they are not going to come over here and be away from home weeks at a time. Reply
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KSquirrel

  22 days ago
May have some effect but it's a temporary solution.Over the last few years the govt should have been offering grants to trainee HGV drivers in the UK as the cost of the training is beyond most younger people.Also the IR35 situation is important to acknowledge, as your graph shows 50% cite this reason, and although it may have been seen as a loophole it meant the job was better paid than it now is. Reply
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bickler1

  22 days ago
Some will come,those that are unable to find work in Europe but I doubt many will be fuel bowser trained,lets face it you just cannot pitch up and squirt 40,000 gallons of highly flammable liquid around and for an alleged average salary of only £35,000 can you blame them. Reply
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Cuss

  22 days ago
My late husband was a heavy goods driver before it became necessary to get a special licence so therefore didn't need to test I suppose that was in the mid 1960s. Reply
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NeedChocolate

  22 days ago
I wonder how many foreign drivers will even want to work over here, given how unwelcome they've been made to feel, our high Covid rates, the fact that it will only be a temporary job... etc etc. Reply
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Millburn

  22 days ago
We will be facing this "crisis" again soon anyway; the average age of lorry drivers is in the 50's; we need to start paying people doing "ordinary" jobs properly and stop with the emphasis on everyone getting a degree; Reply
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gljcleeve

  22 days ago
I think they should make it easier, cheaper and more desirable for British drivers to upgrade to HGV. Reply
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