he service gives applicants an efficient, streamlined and improved service. It follows the in line with the GOV.UK design, making it quicker and easier to submit an application.
Supporting this new application service will be an improved processing tool to be used by the Commission’s licensing staff that includes the introduction of electronic Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks. These improvements should result in applications being assessed more quickly.
The regulatory body has introduced text and email alerts in the new processing approach to keep applicants informed on the progress of their applications from submission through to when the licence is issued.
This improved licence application service has been developed as part of UKGC ongoing commitment to improve the way they regulate by simplifying, automating and digitising the licensing process. They will automate more aspects of the personal licensing process by developing a new personal licence (PFL and PML) management and maintenance tool by the end of March 2019.