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Cleaners, Driving School Instructors and Hairdressers: Small ‘Supply Chain’ Firms Fear of Missing Covid Grants

Cleaners, driving school instructors and hairdressers are among the companies worried about missing the government’s latest Covid support. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a £ 1 billion program to support businesses hit this winter by the latest wave of coronavirus infections. But since most of these measures are expected to target pubs, restaurants and art […]

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Letter from the Director General of the DVSA to driving school instructors: reducing wait times for driving exams and making every exam count

Dear Colleague, As the year draws to a close, I want to thank you for your resilience, patience and support over the past year. In particular, I want to thank you for all you have done to help put newly qualified drivers on the road. By doing this, you have given them access to employment, […]

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Letters: Government is failing in its duty to Bedford driving instructors

Dear Sir, I would like to raise with you an issue regarding the Bedford Driving Test Center, currently based in Manton Heights, Brickhill. The driving test center moved here earlier this year. Obviously, due to Covid, access to waiting rooms has been restricted in all testing centers, but since their reopening, people from Bedford who […]

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Basingstoke driving instructors come together to help fellow instructors

Basingstoke INDIVIDUAL Driving Instructors have come together to help a colleague pay his bills while he is unable to work after suffering a stroke. The fundraising page was created by Basingstoke driving instructor Scott and aims to raise funds for fellow instructor Mark Hughes. The goal is to help stop the “stress” and “worry” of […]

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High demand for driving school instructors: expert reveals how to qualify

THE UK is experiencing a shortage of driving instructors alongside truck drivers and prison guards. The Confederation of Recruitment and Employment (REC) says driving instructors are one of the most in-demand roles, due to a backlog of tests, Bill Plant driving school shared his top tips to start : Tom Hixon, Instructor Support Manager at […]

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One of the greatest driving instructors of all time, Bob Bondurant, has passed away

Today we remember motorsport legend Bob Bondurant, who passed away at the age of 88. Whether it’s winning races on the international stage or coaching some of the greatest drivers in history, Bob Bondurant’s impact on motorsport and the automotive world is immeasurable. It was Bondurant who brought Carol Shelby’s Dayton to a category victory […]

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Letter from the Director General of the DVSA to driving school instructors regarding the resumption of driving test services

Dear Colleague, Following my recent letter which I sent you on October 15th, I would like to inform you of the latest developments regarding the driving tests. Further progress was made with the industrial action talks with the public and commercial service (PCS), which I will detail in this letter. We are also launching our […]

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The shortage of driving instructors has a company offering free training

A local driving company is asking more people to train as instructors amid a shortage that has forced learners to wait nearly a month before having their first lesson. Intensive Driving UK has seen a significant drop in the number of people looking to become instructors and they say this has had a huge impact […]

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Driving school instructors protest against ‘degrading’ test center lockdown

The driving school instructors accused the RSA (Route Safety Authority) of treating them in a “degrading” manner by denying them access to examination centers. Instructors held a protest outside the RSA Driving Test Center office on Jamestown Road in Finglas, Dublin on Thursday. They have been denied access to the testing center facilities since the […]

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Driving school instructors fear discolored road markings are a safety concern

Road markings at several critical junctions in West Cork are discolored and have almost disappeared, putting the lives of drivers at risk, according to an adviser. Cllr Joe Carroll (FF), who previously asked Cork County Council to purchase their own line marking equipment for roads and junctions, said The south star that there are junctions […]