The latest quarterly statistics from the Department of Health show that DOLs applications received by local authorities were down 9% over the previous quarter but were still running at 13,000 in September.
Out of the total of 44,000 applications between July and September, 10,200 (25%) were granted and 3,600 (9%) were not granted, with the remaining 26,400 (66%) applications not signed off or withdrawn.
The full report can be downloaded from the gov.uk website here.
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