I moved from Essex to another area and informed Essex Police last month. After not much joy, and citing 'backlog' without looking at it until I requested as Im travelling abroad with firearms soon, I also contacted BASC.
BASC contacted the Manager of Licensing there and it is being expedited (promise!).
My change of addresss to Essex took over 6 months. I heard of cases taking 9 months. That isnt even first grant and I cant afford to wait half of that on my current move.
A big thank you to BASC and this alone was worth my subscription this year. It pays to be in an organisation which actually helps/protects its members - and an interest in holding those who spend the taxpayer dollar to account.