The short-term visas that Britain will issue from next month to the end of December will come at a time when ministers are addressing a shortage of drivers and other key staff, which could adversely affect fuel supplies and other businesses.
The shortage of fuel tanker drivers has been causing great controversy at petrol stations in recent days, with people ignoring the government’s demands not to buy fuel in panic. Due to its shortage, many services had to be shut down.
The decision to extend the visa system for key workers is a turning point in the policies of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose government has tightened post-immigration rules and argued that Britain’s reliance on foreign workers should end.
100,000 heavy truck drivers have gone missing and despite warnings from various departments, the government has opposed the move for months.
However, Transport Minister Grant Shops said he was working and that the announced wide-ranging package would ensure “regular” pre-Christmas arrangements.
“Businesses need to play a role in further improving working conditions and raising decent wages for companies in order to retain new drivers.” Total shops.
The new measures will focus on rapidly increasing the number of new domestic drivers. The Ministry of Education and its partners are investing millions of pounds to train 4,000 heavy truck drivers. There will be new so-called “training camps” to speed up this process.
The shortage of truck drivers has also affected British factories, restaurants and supermarkets in recent weeks and months. Milkshakes and bottled drinks ran out last month on the American McDonald’s network, and fast food company KFC had to remove some items from its menu, while the Nando restaurant chain temporarily shut down some operations due to a lack of chickens.
Supermarkets are also warning about a shortage of products ahead of Christmas – Iceland’s frozen food company and Tesco are worried.
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