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The empty shelves crisis isn't just down to Covid and Brexit - it's been decades in the making | Felicity Lawrence

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Ever-worsening conditions in supply-chain jobs have made Britain's shortages inevitable, and a pay rise for lorry drivers won't end them The retail phenomenon of 2021 is not a new fashion craze, electronic gadget or children's toy. The most discussed items in today's shops are “ empty shelves ”. And as the problems have grown, the arguments have raged: was it Brexit? Is it the pandemic? Is it a UK problem or a worldwide issue? In fact, though both the pandemic and the new restrictions on EU trade and free movement have contributed to shortages on the shelves and to companies cutting their...
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