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Lorry driver shortage: Government working on temporary visa scheme

A shortage of drivers has disrupted supply chains and fuel deliveries, with vehicles queuing for petrol.

Supply chain crisis: Tories poised to U-turn on foreign worker visas

Boris Johnson believed to have overruled ministers unwilling to compromise on post-Brexit immigration as forecourt queues mountMinisters are poised to agree an extraordinary post-Brexit U-turn that would allow foreign lorry drivers back into the UK to stave off shortages threatening fuel and food supplies.Boris Johnson ordered a rapid fix on Friday to prevent the crisis escalating. Ministers met in an attempt to agree a short-term visa scheme permitting potentially thousands more lorry drivers from abroad to come to the UK. Continue reading...

Nicola Sturgeon U-turn over Covid tests after travel industry outcry

NICOLA Sturgeon has climbed down after a backlash from the tourism industry and abandoned plans for continued Covid tests for international travellers to Scotland.

Thousands stuck in huge queues at Heathrow as e-gates fail

Thousands of passengers are stuck in huge queues at Heathrow airport after a systems failure at the e-gates operated by Border Force.

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  • Delays at UK airports as IT failure hits biometric passport gatesProblems at Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh and East Midlands now resolved, says Home OfficePassengers arriving at airports across the UK faced major queues on Friday after an IT failure hit the electronic passport gates operated by Border Force.Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh airports all reported problems with the gates, which allow travellers with biometric passports to pass through border control without a manual inspection. Continue reading...
  • Supply chain crisis: Tories poised to U-turn on foreign worker visasBoris Johnson believed to have overruled ministers unwilling to compromise on post-Brexit immigration as forecourt queues mountMinisters are poised to agree an extraordinary post-Brexit U-turn that would allow foreign lorry drivers back into the UK to stave off shortages threatening fuel and food supplies.Boris Johnson ordered a rapid fix on Friday to prevent the crisis escalating. Ministers met in an attempt to agree a short-term visa scheme permitting potentially thousands more lorry drivers from abroad to come to the UK. Continue reading...

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