In our opinion DVLA HGV drivers licence department need to take example from our local passport office.
Colin applied for his first passport about 14th August this year. He had his interview 5th September and received his passport yesterday, 9th September. The whole process took less than a month.
Those who renewed their HGV drivers licence this year had to wait too many weeks (up to and over two months in many cases) to receive the renewed licence. Well done the Passport Office for showing the way when you are busier than ever with a record amount of first passport applications.