HGV driver slams Boris Johnson's 'insolence' over shortage plans
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HGV driver Paul from Sutton called in to speak to Naga Munchetty on BBC Radio 5 live to reflect on the current driver shortages and in turn petrol crisis facing the UK. He argued that Brexit was not the reason the country was currently facing a crisis. The caller claimed that it was rather the IR35 reform was the root cause.
He said the exodus of drivers was due to the Government taking away limited companies and European drivers then choosing to return to their European countries because of it.
The caller said: “The one thing that I wanted to mention is that this mass exodus of drivers, this never happened with Brexit.
“We still had all the drivers, there was no loss.
“This happened when the Government decided to take limited companies away.
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“I know quite a few drivers where I’ve worked in the agency area all the time.
“They have gone home with bounce back loans that everybody else has got to pay for and it is all guaranteed by the Government.
“Why would you want to come back? You have got pay PAYE like any other limited company and it is a no brainer.”
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