Write directly to your MP to call for action over the HGV driver shortage

Write directly to your MP to call for action over the HGV driver shortage

07 Jun 2021 Posted By Josh Reynolds

We're urging everyone in the logistics industry to use our quick, simple tool to write to their MP and call for action on the UK's HGV driver shortage

The shortage of HGV drivers in the UK is at crisis point, and we’re urging you to use this quick tool to write directly to your MP to raise the issue.

A combination of factors have led to the current shortage. Many of these are long-standing, contributing to the current situation including reduced access to labour because of COVID and Brexit, the loss of ability to train and test new drivers and the introduction of IR-35

To tackle the driver shortage in the short term, we need the Home Office to add HGV drivers to the UK Shortage Occupation List and consider a Seasonal or Temporary Visa Scheme for qualified lorry drivers, like the one that is currently available to farm workers.

Operators are encouraged to write to their MP using this quick and easy tool to request their support for these asks.

The letter has already been written for you, all you need to do is enter a few brief details so that we can identify who your MP is and the system will then send the letter to the appropriate MP.

The more letters sent, the more pressure that will be applied to Government and so this is a really important exercise that will only take a few short moments to complete.

Write to your MP here.

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