Licensing Statistics

The statistics on this page are updated every month and may not reflect the current position. Page updated 11 September 2018.

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 August 2018, 91% of applications were processed within 25 working days.

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Overall Totals

  • Total number of licensed individuals: 330,964
  • Total number of active licences: 381,617

Breakdown by Licence Type

Licence Type Number of Licences
Front line 373,872
Non-front line 7,745

Licences by Sector

Sector Number of Licences
Cash & Valuables in Transit 7,452
Close Protection 14,213
Door Supervisors 231,530
Key Holding 723
Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) 47,950
Security Guarding 71,986
Vehicle Immobilisers 18