The DIA has joined the National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP), and colleagues across the training industry, in expressing concern over Government proposals to remove the need for an additional test for B+E entitlement. The proposals form part of a wider range of solutions being consulted on to free up more testing capacity, and expedite licence acquisition, for LGV drivers).
A letter, (published to the logistics industry on the 20th of July 2021) highlighting the potential measures were under consideration, has caused much disquiet and frustration amongst members delivering B+E training.
In response, NASP has written to ministers to set out the industry’s concerns about the impact such changes could have on safety and standards, as well the financial impact on trainers engaged in B+E delivery.
Baroness Vere has now responded to our letter, and you can read the ministerial response in the link below.
You can read the full correspondence between NASP and the Government here