UK supermarkets ask suppliers for payments due to driver shortage

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Asda, Tesco and others forced to pay delivery drivers more because of scarcity caused by Covid and Brexit

Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s are asking some suppliers for extra payments to cover increased costs after being forced to raise wages for delivery drivers because of widespread shortages.

In a letter seen by the Guardian, Asda wrote to suppliers that use its collection service asking for a 5% rise in payments for transport costs and blaming the national HGV driver shortage.

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