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With the pandemic worsening supply chain problems and UK worker shortages caused by Brexit, there’s a chance we may need to adapt our Christmas dinners this year.
Drinks industry reiterates concerns after minister refuses to provide latest on efforts to resolve HGV driver shortage.
Lorry drivers will be required to leave their cabs to undergo biometric checks in order to cross the Channel from next year.
Hauliers have shifted both exports and imports to sea routes to reach EU markets directly, and avoid lengthy delays at UK ports.
FREIGHT companies have expressed “dismay” over new customs controls at the UK border which will begin in the new year, MSPs have been told.
A new system for monitoring non-EU travellers entering the bloc’s Schengen Area is scheduled to be implemented in April next year and may lead to delays of 17 miles, an industry insider warned today.
Some types of wine and spirits may not be available unless ministers take urgent action to fix lorry driver shortage and shipping delays, say alcohol suppliers.
Brexit is now the Conservative Party’s sacred cow. Not so much policy as religious faith. The merest hint of criticism is regarded as apostasy by a party dangerously in thrall to an agenda that threatens to shatter the United Kingdom and leave England stuck in a permanent economic slow lane, isolated from its neighbours and friendless in an uncertain world.
Data from one of the world's leading supply chain visibility companies shows that Felixstowe is currently Europe's most congested port.
As crises mount, the polls show voters turning at last. But the national newspapers that backed Leave – even the two now edited by Remainers – continue to pretend there is nothing wrong.
As British people walk among empty supermarket shelves, they could be forgiven for being concerned about Christmas. When the government deploys the army and desperately tries to import thousands of foreign temporary workers, the promised post-Brexit “sunlit uplands” seem rather distant. The most acute shortage is that of lorry drivers.
The ripple effects are being felt across a wide range of sectors, from farming and construction to retail.
Brexit has made supply chain "bottlenecks" worse in the UK, according to the independent financial watchdog that provides the government with data.
The haulage industry has urged Boris Johnson to step up “lacklustre” efforts to tackle a shortage of 100,000 HGV drivers, telling him to act now on supply chains or face a Christmas crisis.
The former prime minister’s hollow catchphrase captured a fundamental truth—just not the one she thought it did.
Waste truck drivers are being poached by other businesses, some while on their rounds.
Grant Shapps has announced policy aimed at foreign lorry drivers to help ease supply chain problems.
The U.K. has emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic to find itself faced with an onslaught of new economic crises that have left the country in “a precarious position,” experts have warned.
Oliver Dowden says applications ‘relatively limited’ for emergency visa scheme aimed to stem supply chain crisis.
Bus routes and services are experiencing disruption across the country, particularly in the North East. This is a knock on effect from the HGV crisis as bus drivers are being ‘poached’ by haulage bosses for hugely increased wages.
Some British dairy farmers have been forced to destroy tens of thousands of litres of milk due to rising costs, labour shortages and an acute deficit of truck drivers which has strained supply chains to breaking point, farmers said.
British dairy farmers say they have poured tens of thousands of litres of milk away due to the HGV driver shortage - and fear it is just the "tip of the iceberg" ahead of winter.
Hundreds of bus journeys have been cancelled in the North East in recent weeks due to a driver shortage - and a joint statement has blamed Covid and Brexit for the issue.
Some British dairy farmers have been forced to destroy tens of thousands of litres of milk due to rising costs, labour shortages and an acute deficit of truck drivers which has strained supply chains to breaking point, farmers said.
But Road Haulage Association says process described by prime minister simply ‘doesn’t exist’.