@MarkLandler Brexit probably plays a part of the driver shortage, however there also driver shortages across Europe. Also during the pandemic those who are eligible the stay in the uk went home to be with their families as they would have reduced earnings to send money home.
@MarkLandler@devisridhar Nowt to do with: people re training to get jobs during a pandemic, drivers moving to other areas of the industry, ageing population of drivers and minimal up take on new drivers due to a non sexy work schedule. Ah yes it’s a perfect storm, a combinations things
@MarkLandler@devisridhar David Smith - Times Economics Editor highly critical of lack of government awareness of predicted labour market disruption. Also transpires that IR tax changes in April required drivers to be employed directly and pay NI - discouraging self employed drivers!