As widely reported and indeed highlighted over several weeks on the BFFF weekly email, we are facing a massive shortage of HGV drivers across the industry and we have been in direct contact with a number of members on the issues they face. It is also clear that problems extend into other skills within the food sector. We are part of a number of forums working to highlight the problems faced by members to Government to get support and action.
Defra have now issued a survey to gain more insight into the problem. The survey can be accessed by following this link and should take about 10 mins to complete. The deadline to complete the survey is very short with a deadline of 5pm Friday 9 July, we would urge members to use this short survey to provide direct feedback to Defra.