Builders run short of supplies as UK port holdups raise Brexit concerns

Builders run short of supplies as UK port holdups raise Brexit concerns

Builders are running short of everything from power tools and screws to timber and roof tiles as the gridlock at UK ports holds up crucial deliveries and sets off alarm bells in the run-up to Brexit.

The UK’s ports have been grappling with a surge in freight volumes at a time when their ability to process it all is hindered by coronavirus restrictions.

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