Licensing Statistics

The statistics on this page are updated every month and may not reflect the current position. Last updated 6 October 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'.

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In September 2017, 86% of applications were processed within 25 working days.

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Overall Totals

  • Total number of licensed individuals: 319,917
  • Total number of active licences: 367,783

Breakdown by Licence Type

Licence Type Number of Licences
Front line 360,329
Non-front line 7,454

Licences by Sector

Sector Number of Licences
Cash & Valuables in Transit 8,610
Close Protection 14,021
Door Supervisors 210,339
Key Holding 506
Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) 45,943
Security Guarding 80,881
Vehicle Immobilisers 29