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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.
‘What the government once called teething problems have now become a chronic condition’
It follows challenges over rising costs, staffing issues and supply chain shortages, plus recent added uncertainties following the emergence of the Omicron virus variant.
Drinks industry reiterates concerns after minister refuses to provide latest on efforts to resolve HGV driver shortage.
A kitchen and bathroom shop with a builders' merchant founded in 1912 is to close as a result of Covid lockdowns and Brexit supply issues.
A new nationwide poll suggests that many people believe that Brexit is one of the top factors causing the ongoing supply chain crisis. The findings come as a group of 48 wine and spirit companies warn the Transport Secretary that Britain is set to face a Christmas alcohol shortage.
Retailers and farmers explain what shoppers should expect as Brexit and supply chain problems bite.
Around half of UK SMEs believe that Brexit has had a negative impact on the UK’s society as a whole awhile 64 per cent believe that it has negatively influenced the UK economy.
New polling suggests a large number of Brits blame Brexit for impending Christmas supply chain chaos.
Mitchells & Butlers, part-owned by horseracing tycoons John Magnier and JP McManus, said Brexit had compounded risks around the supply and cost of products as well as labour shortages
There are supply issues with medical devices, fuel and food costs.
"Brexit remains an important event for the market and has created risks for the sector, principally around the supply and cost of products and workforce shortages."
Mitchells says Brexit has compounded risks for the sector.
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.
Government told that lack of capacity to test products will hit supplies and disrupt building projects.
78% of businesses said Brexit is the risk they are most worried about, while 70% think it is the second most urgent risk to address.
Britain is facing a shortage of Greggs vegan sausage rolls after it became the latest food product to suffer from supply chain disruption.
Prince Charles has ‘paused’ orders for his luxury Highgrove range of products into the EU amid supply chain wrangles on the continent.
Business chiefs and economists say huge disruption lies ahead if Downing Street triggers Article 16.
Poultry farmers and meat processors have struggled to cope due to Covid- and Brexit-induced staff shortages. But help may soon be at hand.
Britain's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic lagged behind that of other rich nations in the July-September period, according to official data on Thursday which underscored the interest rate dilemma facing the Bank of England.
MARKS & Spencer has said it will increasingly turn to locally sourced food products to mitigate the impact of Brexit on its Irish operations.
The firm has faced post-Brexit difficulties in supplying food from Britain to its stores in the Republic of Ireland.
Supply chain disruptions and a slump in consumer confidence are set to see the UK economy stagnate in the medium-term, a major economic think tank said on Tuesday.
SUPPLY chain problems which followed the Tory government's hard Brexit have been felt by three-quarters of UK high-street firms, new research has suggested.