Licensing Statistics

The statistics on this page are updated every month and may not reflect the current position. Page updated 5 June 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 May 2018, 95% of applications were processed within 25 working days.

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Overall Totals

  • Total number of licensed individuals: 328,542
  • Total number of active licences: 380,515

Breakdown by Licence Type

Licence Type Number of Licences
Front line 372,830
Non-front line 7,685

Licences by Sector

Sector Number of Licences
Cash & Valuables in Transit 7,617
Close Protection 14,314
Door Supervisors 226,431
Key Holding 650
Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) 47,758
Security Guarding 76,039
Vehicle Immobilisers 21