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PREMIUM: Hundreds of UK defence export applications held up over Saudi backlog

14th January 2021 - 09:15 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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Despite the UK's Export Control Joint Unit attempting to clear a licence application backlog, hundreds have been held up.

Up to 850 UK defence and security export licence applications have been put on hold as a result of the government attempting to clear a backlog caused by a freeze on arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

The backlog built up between June 2019 and July 2020, covering the period when ...

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