Updated on Saturday, 2 October 2021 – 10:40
Almost 200 members of the Armed Forces, of which 100 will be drivers, will be deployed to alleviate the situation after receiving emergency training.
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British Army military will begin the distribution of fuel to gas stations in the country from this Monday to alleviate the lack of carriers, which has led to the closure of many service stations and long lines of waiting hours to refuel.
Almost 200 members of the Armed Forces, of which 100 will be conductors, will be deployed to alleviate the situation after they have received emergency training.
Despite the fact that the government and the big oil companies have insisted in recent days that the situation was “stabilizing”, more than a quarter of independent gas stations from the United Kingdom continued this Friday with empty jets, according to the National Retailers Association.
This Saturday, the Cabinet Ministry (similar to the Presidency) has indicated that the 200 soldiers, who are part of the Army tanker personnel, will give “temporary support” within the measures that the government has adopted to combat the shortage of drivers.
The country “still faces challenges”, despite the fact that demand “has stabilized and now more fuel is being distributed than is being sold,” according to the note.
It will also allow immediate temporary entry of 300 foreign truckers, who will be able to stay in the UK to work until the end of next March.
The Executive adds that it is taking other provisional measures against the pressure on the food supply chain, also caused by the lack of manpower, which it attributes to “the pandemic and the recovery of the global economy around the world” in its statement, without alluding to Brexit, the country’s exit from the European Union.
Among these measures, another 4,700 food transporters will arrive at the end of October, who will stay until the end of February and will also allow 5,500 workers to enter the country for the poultry sector, with visas until December 31.
“The introduction of these temporary visas does not detract us from our commitment to raising skills and increasing wages in our labor market, but recognizes the extraordinary circumstances that affect the stability of the supply chain in the United Kingdom”, underlines the Government.
The Minister of Companies, Kwasi Kwarteng, stressed that “there is no shortage of fuel” in the country, so people “should continue to refuel normally”, and I asked the citizen not to panic to allow things to “get back to normal.”
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