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Temporary EU Drivers' Hours enforcement relaxation

23 Dec 2020

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the EU drivers’ hours rules: all road haulage sectors in Great Britain


In response to the exceptional pressures on the freight industry due to the continued consequences of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department for Transport has introduced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for the general haulage of goods in Great Britain.


These temporary relaxations apply from 12:01am on 23 December 2020 until 11:59pm on 22 January 2021, subject to review.


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