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Countdown to the millionth online application – Day 8

by on February 16, 2012

I anticipate the millionth application being submitted either later today or early tomorrow.

At about 10:00 this morning the total number of online submissions processed by the Portal reached 998,281 leaving just 1,719 to go.

All about the Money

Using calculations originally supplied to us by KPMG and subsequently verified by business feedback we believe one million online planning applications has saved businesses and local authorities in the region of £285m – around £80m in this year alone.

Total savings delivered by the Portal between 2003- 2012 are around £450m set against a cost of less than £50m over the same period. Today every £1 invested in the Portal returns £24 in benefits to the UK economy.

I’m sure we can all imagine ways of spending that £285M saving. I for one would like to have spent some of it on improving my golf with a few lessons from Luke Donald (I dont think my wife would trust me to socialise with Tiger!).
I might also have spent a few bob getting Bradford City back in the Premiership.

But instead, being the generous folks that we are at the Portal we’ve shared that benefit around. I hope you feel we’ve helped and that your LPA or business has received some of that benefit. If not let us know and we’ll do our best to help.

If you have benefitted please let us know by commenting below.

  1. John permalink

    what do you win?

    • PortalDirector permalink

      Our eternal gratitude and a bit of free publicity. Times are tough you know.

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