We would like to apologise to members for the number of surveys we have issued in the last few weeks.
We have issued our own surveys around both HGV driver shortage impact, combined with a general labour and skills shortage.
The Federation has to seek this information because each time we press Government on these issues, their response is always ‘provide the quantitative data to prove what you are claiming’.
We have also issued two Defra surveys; we feel it is important to ensure members are also aware of these Government run surveys.
Hopefully, all of the responses will help us ensure the Government recognises the real challenges being faced by members at a time when many are still recovering from the impact of Covid 19, and facing the real issues around Brexit, and the wider problems of rising costs.