Dear Sir,


Firstly I would like to thank you for the opportunity to submit an idea.  This is a refreshing idea from the new coalition government.


I would like to bring to your attention an item of increased legislation that is of little or no use, and are of considerable cost to local business.


The item is that of Driver CPC’s. 


Recently the Government has introduced a new requirement for HGV drivers to undergo 5 days of training over the next 5 years.  This is required for them to obtain drivers CPC.  Without the drivers CPC the driver will no longer be able to work as a HGV driver.  There is no exam at the end of the training and could not be as a considerable quantity of the drivers attending these courses do not have English as their first language.  I would also like to point out that if these driver’s are not to the correct standard to past their test in the first place why are we giving them a HGV licence.  This ongoing assessment is of little or no use as it does not improve in any way the driver’s ability to drive.  It is however of considerable cost in inconvenience to business.

Why is this idea important?

It time to cut back on some of the unnecessary legislation introduced by the last Government.  The operating cost to business is already very high, we need less cost not more.

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