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UK Government funds HGV skills bootcamps to tackle shortages

UK Government funds HGV skills bootcamps to tackle shortages

To tackle the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers, the UK Government has invested £34.5m in ‘skills bootcamps’. The funding is the highest in the last eight years combined, which will help companies train around 11,000 new drivers, as the cost amounts to around £4,000 for each, the Financial Times reported. Sally Gilson, policy manager for …

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More than 22,000 parking tickets are being issued to drivers every day

More than 22,000 parking tickets are being issued to drivers every day

An average of more than 22,000 tickets are being handed to drivers every day by private parking firms, according to new research. Analysis of Government data by the PA news agency revealed that four million tickets were issued to British motorists between April and September by companies. This was despite car use being more than …

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One in seven new cars bought in 2022 'will be a pure electric'

One in seven new cars bought in 2022 ‘will be a pure electric’

One in seven new cars bought in 2022 will be a pure electric, according to New AutoMotive. The green motoring consultancy is predicting around 300,000 new battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs) will be sold next year. If the projection proves to be correct, new electric car sales are likely to overtake those of diesels in 2022. …

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