Downton addresses concerns over EU Referendum results

Just two years after Managing Director Andy Downton addressed the issue of migrant workers and their vitality in an open letter to the Independent, available here, Downton’s concerns over driver recruitment are heightened once again following Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

It was reported by the FTA in March 2016 that in the next five years the industry needs 45,000 drivers. Whilst efforts are being made to attract young people into the industry, the short-term solution of hiring migrant workers is still in play. Much of the transport industry relies on migrant workers to fill the gaps in their work force during the current skills shortage, and Brexit threatens their very existence in the country.