Labour shortages in the United Kingdom (UK) are being felt and visible in an increasing number of sectors. Where the meat processing industry had already sounded the alarm, it is now the turn of the fast food chain McDonald’s, where milkshakes are no longer available in England, Scotland and Wales.
In addition to the shakes, a regular part of the McDonald’s range, certain other drinks are not in stock because they are not delivered on time. There are 1,250 branches that have to sell no.
There are not enough truck drivers to deliver the supplies to the sites and that would be due to the coronavirus crisis and Brexit. Because of the coronavirus crisis, a lot of driving tests could not be taken last year. And as a result of Brexit, the conditions under which people are allowed to work in the UK have changed. Recently, it has been added that many drivers have to stay at home in self-isolation because they have received a warning from the corona app.