Licensing Statistics

The statistics on this page are updated every month and may not reflect the current position. Last updated 7 August 2017.

Licensing Performance

We aim to reach a decision on a minimum of 80% of applications within 25 working days. This includes renewal applications. The 25 working days starts from the point at which the application in question moves to 'Checks in Progress'.

Read more about the stages of a licence application

In July 2017, 71% of applications were processed within 25 working days.

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Overall Totals

  • Total number of licensed individuals: 317,850
  • Total number of active licences: 364,514

Breakdown by Licence Type

Licence Type Number of Licences
Front line 357,161
Non-front line 7,353

Licences by Sector

Sector Number of Licences
Cash & Valuables in Transit 8,679
Close Protection 14,036
Door Supervisors 206,781
Key Holding 455
Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) 45,431
Security Guarding 81,747
Vehicle Immobilisers 32