Licensing Statistics

The statistics on this page are updated every month and may not reflect the current position. Page updated 2 January 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 December 2017, 84% of applications were processed within 25 working days.

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Overall Totals

  • Total number of licensed individuals: 322,877
  • Total number of active licences: 370,960

Breakdown by Licence Type

Licence Type Number of Licences
Front line 363,454
Non-front line 7,506

Licences by Sector

Sector Number of Licences
Cash & Valuables in Transit 8,119
Close Protection 14,116
Door Supervisors 214,671
Key Holding 554
Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) 46,366
Security Guarding 79,601
Vehicle Immobilisers 27