UK has '10 days to save Christmas' and solve shortage of lorry drivers

There could be shortages in shops in the run-up to Christmas unless more lorry drivers are found in the next 10 days, a trade group has warned.

Andrew Opie, director of food & sustainability at the British Retail Consortium, said: ‘HGV drivers are the glue which hold our supply chains together.

‘Without them, we are unable to move goods from farms to warehouses to shops.

‘Unless new drivers are found in the next ten days, it is inevitable that we will see significant disruption in the run up to Christmas.’

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