Three driving licence changes that will affect thousands of drivers
The UK Government has announced changes to driving tests to streamline the testing process, allowing them to tackle lorry driver shortage.
The new guidelines were published by the Department for Transport, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, on the government website on Friday, September 10th.
Currently, the lack of HGV drivers worldwide is causing shortages in restaurants - such as Nandos, who had to temporarily close 45 restaurants in August - and supermarkets, which have seen ongoing issues with empty shelves.
Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, said: "Over the summer, we consulted on three measures which will substantially increase the number of vocational driving tests available. I can announce today that we will proceed with the measures we consulted on"
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