Driver shortage crisis threatens UK milk deliveries, in wake of Brexit and Covid

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Dairy industry giant Arla calls on UK government to address driving test backlog, visa issues and self-isolation rules

Supermarkets could face a “summer of disruption” to milk deliveries if widespread driver shortages amid the Covid pandemic are not addressed, according to the UK’s biggest dairy supplier.

Arla, which supplies milk to about 2,400 stores each day in the UK, said it was unable to deliver to 600 shops last Saturday due to dwindling driver numbers.

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