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50,000 more HGV tests

The government has confirmed plans to speed up the process of obtaining an HGV driver licence, amid a nationwide shortage of drivers.
Up to 50,000 more HGV driving tests will be made available each year by shortening the application process and the tests themselves, it said.
The UK faces a shortfall of around 90,000 drivers, which has hit the supply of food, petrol and other goods.
However, industry groups said the new plans did not go far enough.

Driver shortage: 50,000 more HGV driving tests promised a year - BBC News
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