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Delaying Brexit border checks on food won’t prevent shortages, UK firms warn

Current supply issues are largely due to workforce availability, not red tape on imports, say businesses

British business leaders have urged the government not to delay the next phase of Brexit border checks on imports from the EU on food products, amid mounting pressure on supermarket supplies in the run-up to Christmas.

They have said that scrapping red tape for imports on products including meat, eggs and fish on 1 October will not solve the problem as the shortage is not in food supplies but in lorry drivers.

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