Training more HGV drivers

The Conservative government has announced the expansion of HGV Skills Bootcamps to support more than 11,000 people gain the skills they need, helping them progress in the industry and easing driver shortages.

  • The government is worked tirelessly to tackle the driver shortage caused by coronavirus and years of undervalued wages – and in the run up to Christmas, this programme is being taken further.
  • That means expanding the HGV Skills Bootcamps to support more than 11,000 people gain the skills they need to progress in the industry – backed by £34 million, making 500 more HGV driving tests available a week, equivalent to up to 26,000 more per year, and helping Christmas deliveries run smoothly by extending flexible retail delivery hours.
  • This will help to get more HGV Drivers on the road in the run up to Christmas – supporting businesses and ensuring everyone can get the goods they need.

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