Foreign lorry drivers to be allowed to make more UK deliveries | The Guardian

Plan announced to temporarily change ‘cabotage’ rules to prevent shortages in run-up to Christmas

Foreign lorry drivers will be able to make an unlimited number of pick-ups and drop-offs in a fixed period in the UK under changes to rules proposed by the government to prevent shortages of products in the run-up to Christmas and into the new year.

On Thursday, ministers announced a consultation on a plan to increase deliveries in the UK by temporarily changing so-called “cabotage” rules, which govern how many trips foreign transport firms can make within another country.

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