‘It will take more than temporary visas to get retail fleets motoring’

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Making temporary visas available to overseas HGV drivers does not mean that there will be a rush to fill the vacancies. That may prove to be a forlorn hope, writes Retail Week executive editor, George MacDonald.

The measures to address the driver shortage which has affected retailers for months now, leading to gaps on shelves and raising the prospect of a challenging Christmas trading period, look unlikely to make much difference in the short term. 

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