It appears that at the present time permits are taking over 3 months to process. Colleagues, who specialise in this area of law, are saying that approximately 97 days now are being taken for standard applications and the backlog is to get worse.
This clearly will be an issue which will need to be addressed. There are areas of business, at the present time, where there is a shortage of staff and therefore these delays are no longer acceptable.
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