The UK government is planning on relaxing some of the vetting rules for aviation staff. A letter to chief executives of airlines, airports, and ground handling companies explained how ministers hoped to soon bring about the legal changes. The relaxation of the rules is being considered to help counter the chaos brought on by significant staff shortages in airports across the country. The legislation which ministers are trying to change involves how and when new staff can be trained. Under the current rules, staff can only be trained once all vetting checks have been completed.