The crisis is growing in England! The shelves of the market are empty

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AA-With the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU), the decrease in the number of EU citizen transport vehicle drivers and the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) outbreak have caused problems in many supply chains in the country, such as the food sector. We have seen that the shelves where in particular vegetable and fruit products and ready-to-use waters were offered for sale in various markets in the capital London were empty. Tesco, one of the UK’s largest supermarket chains, has warned the government that if the driver shortage persists, customers could head to markets in panic before Christmas.


On the other hand, long lines have formed outside gas stations after energy company BP and Tesco Alliance announced that “very few” gas stations would be closed in the country. The announcement by BP and Tesco Alliance of the temporary closure of a small number of gas stations due to a lack of transport drivers in the country has raised concern among vehicle owners. Car owners, who thought they would run out of gasoline due to fewer stations, formed long lines outside gas stations in the capital.


It is reported that the number of drivers of transport vehicles in the country is 100,000 less than the required number. According to the report by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), which represents the transport industry, the main reasons for the decline in the number of drivers of transport vehicles are “the retirements of drivers”, “Great Britain leaving the EU “,” some changes in the wage bill says IR35 “,” drivers choosing other sectors “,” low wages and the epidemic “. On the flip side, according to UK oil and natural gas data, UK wholesale natural gas prices have risen 250% since January and 70% since August.

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