PAF will “form a key component of the national address gazetteer database”, said the CLG.
I can only hope that the new database is not designed by the same absolute retards that created the PAF.
The PAF cannot accept non-numeric characters in the "building number" field, thereby totally screwing up the address of buildings with a hyphen between the numbers.
Our address has been F.U.B.A.R. in Royal Mail's lame attempt to work around this problem, resulting in often failed credit card transactions, delayed courier deliveries, problems with utility bills and supply and other address-related rejections all due to the correct proper address not matching the totally screwed up incorrect one that is stored in the PAF. Unfortunately, most companies seem to think that they know where we live better than we do ourselves, and they treat the PAF as if it were the divine word of God.
All that is before you even get into the countless errors in the PAF that Royal Mail flat out refuse to correct.
The PAF is a shambles.