Visas for lorry drivers


September 27, 2021

The government has announced that more than 10,000 temporary visas will be available to bring in lorry drivers and poultry workers from abroad in the lead-up to Christmas.

Commenting, Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

"This problem has been years in the making. Neither party has seen the benefit of training and retaining UK workers rather than taking the cheaper option of foreign drivers. Now we are beginning to see the folly, but their response is just more of the same.

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