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COVID-19: cymorth i’ch busnes

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COVID-19: support for your business

The latest information on the support available for small businesses during the coronavirus outbreak

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UK Government takes further action to tackle HGV driver shortage

HGV driving tests will be overhauled, meaning drivers will only need to take 1 test to drive both a rigid and articulated lorry, rather than having to take 2 separate tests (spaced 3 weeks apart). 

Tests will also be made shorter by removing the ‘reversing exercise’ element – and for vehicles with trailers, the ‘uncoupling and recoupling’ exercise – and having it tested separately by a third party. This part of the test is carried out off the road on a manoeuvring area and takes a significant amount of time. Testing such manoeuvres separately will free up examiner time, meaning they can carry out another full test every day.

The changes follow a public consultation over the summer.

Car drivers will no longer need to take another test to tow a trailer or caravan, New rules for towing a trailer or caravan with a car from autumn 2021.

For further information visit GOV.UK.

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