UK ministers concedes lorry driver crisis will not be eased in time to avoid Christmas chaos

(Reuters) – The lorry driver crisis will not be resolved in time to prevent disruption at Christmas, UK government officials conceded, The Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

Truck drivers wanted as UK supply chains buckle (C) Reuters/PETER CZIBORRA Truck drivers wanted as UK supply chains buckle

British ministers are scrambling to address widespread supply chain problems for retailers, supermarkets and restaurants, fuelled by a shortfall of 90,000 HGV drivers, according to the report.

(Reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler)