UK could issue more temporary visas to solve lorry driver shortage, Johnson says

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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he would keep immigration rules under review, and did not rule out issuing more temporary visas in an effort to help ease a tanker driver shortage which has led to fuel shortages. Britain said last week it would issue temporary visas for 5,000 foreign truck drivers and 5,500 poultry workers to try to solve acute labour shortages that have disrupted the supply of fuel to gas stations and caused difficulties in food production. Britain’s Road Haulage Association (RHA) says the country is facing a shortage of some 100,000 dr…

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