‘Ten days to save Christmas’ as HGV driver shortage batters supply

Lorries queueing Dover

Retailers have issued a stark warning to the government that it has just 10 days to save Christmas amid the ongoing lorry driver shortage. 

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called on Westminster to create temporary work visas to allow overseas drivers to plug the gaps in the UK’s strained supply chains.

Businesses have been battered by supply problems since earlier this year after a combination of the ‘pingdemic’ and Brexit sparked a shortage in qualified HGV drivers.

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