The Home office have recently issued guidance pertaining to the Government taking action to tackle the shortage of HGV drivers.
Here’s what you need to know.
(Updated as of 28 September 2021)
When will the recruitment for the HGV visas begin?
The government have confirmed that recruitment for HGV visas will begin in October 2021.
How many HGV visas will be available for foreign drivers?
To ease the burden on Britain’s haulage industry, the government have announced that 5,000 HGV drivers will be able to come to Britain.
When will the HGV visas expire?
As this is a temporary measure in the run up to Christmas, the government have confirmed that HGV visas will be valid until 24 December 2021. Additionally, as this visa falls under the ‘Seasonal Worker’ category, there is a 14 day grace period for those who have come to Britain under this visa to leave the UK once their visa has expired.
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