“Driver shortage is about Covid not Brexit,” claims Shapps as Morrisons warns of price rises


 

The UK needs to “stand on its own two feet” and solve the current HGV driver crisis without relying on foreign workers to plug the gap, the transport secretary repeated this week. Grant Shapps (pictured) also said the driver shortage was a global problem and it was “completely untrue” to put the blame on Brexit. His comments came as Morrisons warned that it expected food prices to rise this year due to the lorry driver shortage and higher freight charges. […]