From supermarkets to restaurants via the factories, shortages are getting worse in the United Kingdom.
It's a phenomenon due to the delivery problems generated by Brexit and the pandemic.
Industrials leaders are urging the government to act, particularly in the light of the coming Christmas festivities.
The Nando's restaurant chain closed some fifty restaurants last week because of a lack of chicken.
In industry car manufacturers have had to pause production because of a shortage of electronic components.
In construction certain medium sized businesses find themselves short of materials and of manpower.
The CBI states that stocks held by distributors are at their lowest level for forty years.
Manpower and logistic problems are threatening the UK's economic recovery.