Wetherspoons has this morning (Wednesday) confirmed that it is short of some beers as Covid and Brexit hit supply chains.

The pub chain is suffering "some shortages" of Carling and Coors, spokesperson Eddie Gershon told the News Shopper.

He was unable to confirm which south London pubs were affected.

Mr Gershon added: "We apologise to any customers who are inconvenienced by any shortages.

"The brewers are working to resolve the issues."

It comes as a number of companies are being hit by supply issues at the moment, with McDonald's running out of milkshakes last week and Nando's being forced to shut around 50 restaurants the week before amid a chicken shortage.

The restaurant chain blamed staffing shortages at suppliers and a reduced number of lorry drivers.

Firms across a raft of sectors in the UK have been battling with a supply chain crisis due to a shortage of lorry drivers following post-Brexit EU immigration rules, Covid-19 restrictions and self-isolation rules.

The supply pressures have also been affecting supermarkets in recent weeks, while manufacturers have reported sharp increases in the prices of raw materials.

Business groups representing the retail and transport sectors have been calling for the Government to review plans not to grant temporary work visas to drivers from the EU.

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