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 UK- Temporary Visa For Truck driver

UK- Temporary Visa For Truck driver


The UK has launched the scheme in which they will issue the temporary visa to truck drivers so that they can meet the shortage of supplies of essential goods like Easter eggs, milk, exercise weights, garden plants, shampoo, children's colouring books etc. UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said, "This package of measures builds on the important work we have already done to ease this global crisis in the UK, and this government continues to do everything we can to help the haulage and food industries contend with the HGV (heavy goods vehicle- is someone who is qualified to operate a truck or lorry over 3,500kg) driver shortage”.

"We are acting now but the industries must also play their part with working conditions continuing to improve and the deserved salary increases continuing to be maintained in order for companies to retain new drivers. After a very difficult 18 months, I know how important this Christmas is for all of us and that's why we're taking these steps at the earliest opportunity to ensure preparations remain on track," he said.

The government has expanded the seasonal workers' scheme to offer over 10,000 temporary visas to meet the shortages from nearby European countries.

Why has the UK issued Temporary Visa?

Corona has impacted all over the world and this is the result of a pandemic where the UK has got a shortage of suppliers of indispensable items. During corona, people were taking care of themselves by having items which are compulsory for their living. Now, the world is improving and they want to back at their life again with all those products and services which was having by them before corona and every economy is upgrading their technology, products and services. For increasing the supplies of goods in the economy, the government has issued temporary visas to the HGV drivers. Demand in the economy has increased and to fulfil that we need more items for supplying in the demanding environment.

 

Efforts For Temporary Visa

The UK has benefited from the scheme to Seasonal Worker route under the UK's points-based system will be used as a basis for this scheme, with the list of eligible countries including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.

The Department for Education (D.F.E) said,” "Visas will not be the long-term solution, and reform within the industry is vital. That's why the government continues to support the industry in solving this issue through improved testing and hiring, with better pay, working conditions and diversity". Further, he said, “we have invested up to 10 million pounds to create new Skills Bootcamps to train up to 3000 more people to become HGV drivers. Intensive courses will train drivers to be "road ready" and an additional 1,000 people are expected to be trained through courses accessed locally and funded by the government's adult education budget.

 

The UK has launched the scheme in which they will issue the temporary visa to truck drivers so that they can meet the shortage of supplies of essential goods like Easter eggs, milk, exercise weights, garden plants, shampoo, children's colouring books etc. UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said, "This package of measures builds on the important work we have already done to ease this global crisis in the UK, and this government continues to do everything we can to help the haulage and food industries contend with the HGV (heavy goods vehicle- is someone who is qualified to operate a truck or lorry over 3,500kg) driver shortage”.

"We are acting now but the industries must also play their part with working conditions continuing to improve and the deserved salary increases continuing to be maintained in order for companies to retain new drivers. After a very difficult 18 months, I know how important this Christmas is for all of us and that's why we're taking these steps at the earliest opportunity to ensure preparations remain on track," he said.

The government has expanded the seasonal workers' scheme to offer over 10,000 temporary visas to meet the shortages from nearby European countries.

Why has the UK issued Temporary Visa?

Corona has impacted all over the world and this is the result of a pandemic where the UK has got a shortage of suppliers of indispensable items. During corona, people were taking care of themselves by having items which are compulsory for their living. Now, the world is improving and they want to back at their life again with all those products and services which was having by them before corona and every economy is upgrading their technology, products and services. For increasing the supplies of goods in the economy, the government has issued temporary visas to the HGV drivers. Demand in the economy has increased and to fulfil that we need more items for supplying in the demanding environment.

 

Efforts For Temporary Visa

The UK has benefited from the scheme to Seasonal Worker route under the UK's points-based system will be used as a basis for this scheme, with the list of eligible countries including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.

The Department for Education (D.F.E) said,” "Visas will not be the long-term solution, and reform within the industry is vital. That's why the government continues to support the industry in solving this issue through improved testing and hiring, with better pay, working conditions and diversity". Further, he said, “we have invested up to 10 million pounds to create new Skills Bootcamps to train up to 3000 more people to become HGV drivers. Intensive courses will train drivers to be "road ready" and an additional 1,000 people are expected to be trained through courses accessed locally and funded by the government's adult education budget.