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With regard to HGV drivers

The issues behind this have been known for a while. HGV driving is an ageing profession, lots of drivers nearing retirement with very few young people training to drive HGV''s. This has been the case for a few years now, and use of immigrant labour has been the obvious short term solution to a long term problem.

Leaving the EU has removed that solution. And the government has given this problem no consideration whatsoever, so an opportunity to do something positive to sort this problem is being squandered.

Other than rejoining the EU, the government really needs to reclassify HGV as skilled labour (which it most definitely is, even if it's not appreciated as such by most) and offer free HGV driver training. At present it's expensive to train as a HGV driver, and there are better paid jobs with more sociable hours out there where you don't have to pay so much to train for.
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