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LV= Britannia Rescue subsidising driver CPC training

Press release: 13/12/2013

LV= Britannia Rescue together with the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR) is supporting its COBRA Network of Agents to gain the Driver CPC qualification.

From September 2014 the legal requirements for HGV drivers is changing and drivers of vehicles over 3.5 tonnes will need to have the Driver CPC qualification to drive their vehicle legally.

In order to achieve the qualification, drivers must show that they have completed 35 hours of periodic training and be in possession of a Driver Qualification Card (DQC). From September, anyone caught driving a vehicle professionally without the qualification may face prosecution and heavy fines.

The Driver CPC is registered to the driver and not the organisation they work for, meaning that drivers are responsible for obtaining the qualification personally and will not be able to drive professionally without it.

To help drivers complete the periodic hours of training required, LV= Britannia Rescue has joined up with the IVR to offer subsidised courses to its agents. All subsidised courses have credits that can be counted towards the periodic training needed in order to achieve CPC qualification.

When the law changes next year, drivers will need to find the time to complete their 35 hours of periodic training as well as the money to fund it. We appreciate that this is a huge burden and want to do all we can to help our agents. By subsidising this training, we hope that we can make the training more accessible to our agents and help them achieve Driver CPC qualification ahead of the September deadline.

Peter Horton, Chief Operating Officer at LV= Britannia Rescue

For more information about this offer please email the LV=Britannia Rescue Network Department on network.management@britanniarescue.com

For further information please contact:

Vanessa Chance, vanessa.chance@lv.com, 0208 256 6996 / 07947 380074

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About LV= Britannia Rescue

LV= Britannia Rescue is part of the LV= group of companies. LV= Britannia Rescue‘s network has over 3,000 breakdown professionals nationwide and average response time is 41 minutes.

LV= employs 5,700 people and serves over five million customers with a range of financial products. We are the UK's largest friendly society and a leading financial mutual.

When we started in 1843 our goal was to give financial security to more than just a privileged few and for many decades we were most commonly associated with providing a method of saving to people of modest means. Today we follow a similar purpose, helping people to protect and provide for the things they love, although on a much larger scale and through a wide range of financial services including insurance, investment and retirement products.

We offer our services direct to consumers, as well as through IFAs and brokers, and through strategic partnerships with organisations such as ASDA, Nationwide Building Society and a range of trade unions.

Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. LVFS is a member of the ABI, the AFM and ILAG. Registered address: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF.