In July 2018, the government laid legislation that allows a holder of a category B driving licence to drive an alternatively fuelled vehicle not exceeding 4,250kg. In September, this was further supported by legislation exempting such vehicles from operator licensing. The measure requires a driver wishing to take advantage of the concession to undertake a minimum of five hours training. In addition, the vehicle can only be used for the transportation of goods within Great Britain, and cannot tow a trailer.

After government took a considerable amount of time to decide how the training should be recognised and recorded, the concession finally came into force on the 29 April 2019.

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Last updated 31 July 2019