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UK haulage shortages hit McDonald’s, Nando’s and other leading firms 
 
Fast-food giant McDonald’s has joined a growing list of companies forced to cut parts of their services or operations in the UK due to shortages of stock caused by the country’s lorry driver crisis, which is adding to stock problems caused by blockages in intercontinental supply chains. 
 
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Driver shortages ‘pushing UK logistics towards unprecedented crisis’ 
 
Road freight groups call for urgent measures including EU drivers to qualify for a UK work visa under the UK Shortage Occupations List. 
 
UK national road freight network operator Pall-Ex Group has joined other leading logistics businesses to highlight “the growing crisis” faced by the UK road freight sector due to “crippling HGV driver shortages”, calling for a number of measures by the UK government to urgently to help alleviate the crisis. 
 
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UK extends driver hours relaxation due to haulier shortage 
 
Business group Logistics UK has reacted with dismay to yesterday’s announcement of the continued relaxation of drivers’ hours legislation until 8 August 2021, which governs the length of time HGV drivers are legally expected to work. 
 
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Liverpool recovering from severe port disruption 
 
The Port of Liverpool is hoping to make significant progress this week towards recovering from a period of severe disruption in the last two weeks that has led to high levels of delays and frustration among cargo customers. 
 
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Truck driver shortages to worsen significantly 
 
Truck driver shortages are expected to worsen significantly this year, a leading trade body has warned. 
 
The penury is expected to increase by over a quarter on 2020 levels in almost all of the 23 countries included in a recent global survey of road transport firms conducted by the International Road Transport Union (IRU). 
 
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Driver shortage will undoubtedly hit the consumer 
 
The UK is facing a massive reduction in the number of qualified HGV drivers, which has been exacerbated by Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic and recent IR35 tax changes. 
 
The RHA has warned the Government that the UK’s ongoing HGV driver shortage will inevitably have an impact on the consumer, as the price of goods on the shelves is set to rise. 
 
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