Sorry for the very basic question but I very rarely take on new clients these days (about 2 a year).
The last new client I took on was in August. He wasn't registered for SA so he came to my home office, we completed the CWF1 form together, I printed it, he posted it (on August 26th to the address on page 5 of the CWF1 form).
He still hadn't received a UTR on October 11th so I got him to complete a second form, this time with a signed 64-8 as well. I sent both forms together to the Central Agents Authorising Team on October 12th 2021 by recorded delivery. HMRC signed to confirm receipt of the letter on October 14th 2021.
Neither I or my client have had a reply to either letter (I would expect to see the client appear on my SA clients list once the UTR had been issued).
My question are: 1. Is this length of delay normal at the moment due to HMRC's general crapness at the moment and 2. What method seems to be working best at the moment to get someone registered for SA?
The client is in CIS and is getting fed up of the 30% deductions!