Staff shortages could last two years, says CBI

The current staff shortages that are affecting supply chains up and down the country, across a variety of sectors could last two years according to the CBI (Confederation of British Industry).

These shortages are affecting industries ranging from farming to fast food, with many businesses struggling or failing to meet customer demand as a result.

“The CBI has heard from companies actively cutting capacity because they can’t meet demand, like the hoteliers limiting the number of bookable rooms because they don’t have enough housekeeping staff and can’t get linen laundered,” said CBI director general Tony Danker.

“Meanwhile some restaurant owners have had to choose between lunchtime and evening services when trying to make the most of summer.”

The pandemic, Brexit and the furlough scheme are just a number of cited contributors to the current disruptions.

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