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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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Port congestion and rising demand forces carriers into schedule adjustments 
 
Increased demand and worsening port congestion in Asia is forcing the east-west alliance carriers to temporarily adjust their liner service networks. 
 
With long waits for berths on the US west coast and at several North European ports, attempts by shipping lines to recover a vessel’s schedule are being thwarted. 
 
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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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