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Why does a carbon dioxide shortage matter so much to the UK economy?

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Carbon dioxide is a byproduct of industrial production, but it has a wide range of uses across numerous industries: from cooling nuclear power plants and extending the life of packaged fruit and vegetables, to surgica...

UK carbon dioxide shortage could force farmers to cull pigs

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Britain’s pig farmers are the latest casualty of the worsening energy crisis which threatens to trigger a shortage of carbon dioxide used across the food and drinks industry. Rocketing gas prices have caused a Europe-...

Ocado to spend extra £5m on drivers amid Brexit-related shortage

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Ocado has said it expects to spend up to £5m hiring and paying delivery drivers amid a nationwide Brexit-related shortage, as it announced a £10m loss related to a warehouse fire in July. The online grocer joined othe...

Nurse shortage ‘delaying treatment for 21% of UK cancer patients’

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Meer as 600,000 cancer patients in the UK are facing treatment delays or missing out on vital support because of a shortage of specialist nurses, a report reveals. One in five of all those living with cancer (21%) a ...

Government eases sewage discharge rules amid chemical shortage

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Sewage treatment chemicals have been added to the growing list of products in short supply because of the UK’s chronic lorry driver shortage, dit het na vore gekom. The government has told wastewater plants they may be able ...

Booksellers warn over Christmas supplies amid UK lorry driver shortage

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Publishers and retailers have warned of potential delays on Christmas books as the shortage of lorry drivers affects deliveries. Waterstones, the UK’s biggest high street bookseller, said it had upped stocks of books ...

Call for pragmatism to address UK skills shortage makes sense

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The most interesting intervention in the hot debate over skills shortages came last week from Simon Wolfson, chief executive of Next, wie, as a pro-Brexit businessman, might be expected to have a sliver of sympathy fo...

Lorry driver shortage: strike threat at two firms increases supply chain fears

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The threat of strike action by lorry drivers at two firms supplying the construction industry and convenience stores has raised the prospect of further disruption this autumn amid Britain’s worst supply chain meltdown...

GP surgeries in England cancel flu jabs amid vaccine shortage

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GP surgeries are being forced to cancel appointments for the winter flu jab after the NHS’s biggest provider warned that it could not deliver supplies for up to two weeks due to “unforeseen road freight challenges”. P...

Coca-Cola’s supply chain under pressure due to shortage of cans

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Coca-Cola’s British and continental bottling operation has become the latest business to come under pressure from the supply chain crisis, with a “shortage of aluminium cans” hitting supplies. Consumers have taken to ...

In the chaos of Britain’s labour shortage, could workers forge better lives?

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Empty shelves, missing product lines and the rising sense of a country that may not be able to feed itself: despite still being underplayed by most of the media, the results of Britain’s labour shortages are now ubiqu...

Minister ‘urges firms to invest in UK-based workers’ in HGV driver shortage

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Employers have reportedly been told to invest in UK-based workers rather than relying on labour from abroad as businesses contend with a shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers. Supermarkets and suppliers are st...

Doctors in England ration blood tests due to sample bottle shortage

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Hospitals and GPs in England are being forced to ration blood tests as the NHS struggles to cope with a severe shortage of the plastic sample bottles that are filled and then sent to a laboratory for analysis. Some GP...

Share your experiences of the UK supply chain shortage

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Businesses such as supermarkets, restaurants and bars have been struggling to cope due to the UK supply chain shortage. Places like McDonald’s have reported a shortage of milkshakes and Iceland have said they are runn...

Vertel ons: how is the shortage of EU workers affecting your business?

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The number of EU citizens searching for work in Britain has fallen by 36% since Brexit, according to a study by the jobs site Indeed. This issue, combined with the impact of the pandemic, has led to staff shortages in...

Volkswagen and Toyota face production cuts due to chip shortage

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Volkswagen and Toyota have become the latest carmakers to warn about production cuts because of the global computer chip shortage. German car manufacturer Volkswagen said a semiconductor supply crunch could force it t...

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