Daily Express

10-week wait for licence


SOME motorists are facing a 10-week wait to receive their driving licences.

The Driver andVehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) said a combinatio­n of ongoing industrial action and social distancing requiremen­ts has led to “continuing delays with paper applicatio­ns”.

A DVLA spokesman said: “Our online services have not been impacted by the pandemic and continue to run as normal and without any delays.The majority of transactio­ns can be done online including renewing a driving licence.

“Paper applicatio­ns are taking on average, between six and 10 weeks to process.”

Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union at DVLA offices in Swansea have been striking over safety measures after more than 500 Covid cases hit the workforce.

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