My wife’s (normal adult renewal) passport turned up at 4.25pm on Tuesday 4 April. That’s 13 days since applying (inc two weekends)- application sent to Hemel Hempstead. It was printed just before 1am on Saturday 1 April. I’ve uploaded the details to this site but I made a small mistake: it was delivered by DHL, NOT TNT. We never received any tracking notification so had no idea when it was going to show up.
It’s early days yet but I’m mightily glad we sent the application in when we did, despite the strikes, and ignored those dire warnings about massive delays. Now we can relax (mine expires in seven years). I hope those whose applications are still pending get good news soon.