I have just completed the application for Caxton's Gold Licence and it will be winging its way to Leeds some time this morning. The service pledge ( a lovely word don't you think?) is for my licence to be returned in 15 working days and in the meantime I have to post a wee note on Caxton's porthole saying 'licence applied for' -but do we have to moor up as close to a bridge as possible and build a shed in the hedgerow for authenticity?
It seems to me that the licencing 'process' is in need of a little refinement if it is going to take three weeks to check three documents and issue a couple of bits of paper. I can tax a car on line so why can't any goverment 'licencing authority' share software/resource/overhead/technology and streamline the whole process?