UK warned visa plan to fix truck driver shortage will not solve crunch

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Lorries are seen at an HGV parking, at Cobham services on the M25 motorway, Cobham, Britain, August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra/File PhotoUK to issue 5,000 temporary visas for truck driversHaulage industry claims a shortage of 100,000 driversRetail sector says government plans are insufficientUK to grant 5,500 short-term visas to poultry workersLONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Britain’s decision to issue temporary visas for 5,000 foreign truck drivers is a short-term fix that will not solve an acute labour shortage that risks major disruption for retailers in the run-up to Christmas, business leaders have warned.Long lines of vehicles formed at petrol stations for a second day on Saturday as motorists waited in line, some for hours, to fill up with fuel after oil firms reported a lack of drivers was causing transport problems from refineries to forecourts, leading some operators to ration supplies and others to close gas stations. L1N2QR05AThe fuel supply issues come on the
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