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As McDonald’s admits its run out of milkshakes across the UK, a group representing the freight industry’s warning Christmas could be hit by serious shortages.
The podcast is joined by Natalie Chapman, from Logistics UK, who says a shortage of drivers has been caused by the “perfect storm” of Brexit, Covid and longer-term recruitment issues. The group’s claiming the situation is only getting worse as retailers gear up for the festive period not knowing if there’ll be enough people to man the trucks and get the goods to stores. They’re calling for the government to temporarily relax immigration laws to enable EU-based drivers to get back behind the wheel in the UK.
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