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Short-term UK visa scheme expected to tackle Christmas delivery disruption

Industry figures express frustration and relief over plan to relieve UK’s lorry driver shortage

The prospect of a temporary visa scheme to fix the lorry driver shortage has been met with frustration and relief by industry figures and opposition politicians.

With an announcement expected over the weekend, Downing Street sources said the scheme, which reports suggest will temporarily lift visa restrictions for foreign drivers, is to be a “short-term solution” to ease pressure on deliveries in the run-up to Christmas.

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