Next boss hits out at ‘insane’ policy blocking temporary foreign lorry drivers

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Next boss Lord Wolfson has labelled the government’s immigration policy “insane” and said that retail “desperately needs drivers” in order to stop the ongoing crisis.

The retail boss and Conservative peer hit out at the government’s points-based immigration system and called on the Home Office to allow more HGV drivers to work in the UK to alleviate shortages while speaking with LBC yesterday. 

“It strikes me as being insane that despite the fact that everyone knows we desperately need drivers, the Home Office is still preventing people coming to this country to work as drivers,” he said. 

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