There has been some good news for self employed van drivers making a living from courier jobs,Guest Posting with the Government’s recent announcement on reforms to the licensing rules.
In an attempt to reduce emissions to zero by 2050, but in recognition of the important role vans and couriers play in the economy, the Government has said it will increase the size of vans covered by the B-category licence from 3,500kg to 4,250kg.
The category B licence is the same standard licence that covers drivers of cars, making it easy for individuals to set up a business as a self employed van driver undertaking courier jobs without having to pay for an additional licence.
The change has been instated to allow businesses and self employed drivers working on courier jobs to upgrade to electric, natural gas, LPG or hydrogen powered vehicles which are often heavier than their diesel counterparts.
Previously vehicles over 3,500kg would require the driver to either lim