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Support for learners to take up HGV driving qualifications have been extended for another year in a bid to get more haulage drivers on the country’s roads. 

Last year the government announced ambitions to train 4,000 new HGV drivers to tackle the shortage of haulage drivers – 3,000 to be trained through skills bootcamps and 1,000 through the adult education budget (AEB). 

The government had said the HGV offer in the AEB was under review, and on Wednesday confirmed its 2022/23 adult education budget rules would include an extension of the flexibilities for a further year.  

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