Released September 23, 2021 at 5:14 p.m.Updated September 23, 2021, at 5:35 p.m.
Fruits and Vegetables, Toys, Poultry Now … fuels. The supply crisis that hit the UK this summer has spread to PB. Due to a shortage of truck drivers, the British Oil Company said in a statement on Thursday that it would have to deliver rations to its service stations. It got worse from Brexit.
“There is a problem supplying fuel at some of our stations in the UK. Unfortunately due to lack of diesel some sites have been forced to close temporarily.”
“The urgency of the situation”
According to ITV, BP Distribution Director Hannah Hoffer warned of the “emergency situation” during a meeting with government officials last week.
Its rival ExxonMobil has announced similar difficulties. The sites on which Tesco operates on behalf of supermarkets are also affected by distribution issues.
100,000 drivers are missing
Lack of truck drivers , Long in England, emphasized by Brexit and Govt. A section of foreign workers returned home during the epidemics, unable to return due to the new visa rules. At the same time, exams for driving licenses were reduced by restrictions, leaving the UK without 100,000 drivers, according to the Transport Federation.
Professionals are calling for the extension of exceptional visas for truck drivers, as seasonal workers and medical staff may already benefit. The government rejects the proposal, which could raise the number of unemployed by the end of the year as partial unemployment ends.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State for SMEs Paul Scully is trying to avoid panic attacks. “You don’t need to go to your emergency shopping, otherwise we will end up with a self-fulfilling prophecy,” he said on Speech Radio.
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