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Labour squares off against Gove with housing policy ahead of party conference – as it happened

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A recent report by the accountancy firm Grant Thornton concluded there were almost 1m vacancies in the UK. Half of them were in the food and drink sectors, industries that have for the past 20-30 years relied heavily on an EU workforce.

The chronic labour shortage has led to a crisis in supply chains, affecting a lengthening list of products. So what is the root cause of the problem?

Related: Is Brexit or Covid to blame for Britain’s supply chain crisis?

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