Ministers mull short-term visas to end haulage crisis

Wheels of HGV lorry

Government ministers are in discussions about launching a short-term visa scheme for lorry drivers in a bid to end the ongoing HGV driver shortage.

Officials from the Department for Transport (DfT) are consulting industry leaders on how to tackle the ongoing haulage crisis, which has led to availability issues for grocers and delays for suppliers. 

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