British Baker’s latest online poll suggests bakers are concerned that the skills shortage is the biggest issue facing the industry in 2008.

So far, some 48% of respondents highlighted skills shortage as their biggest concern, with 24% saying their biggest worry was the rising cost of ingredients. Competition from larger rivals was the main worry of 19% and the burden of regulation and legislation of 10%.

To take part in the poll, which will remain live throughout this month, log onto []