Licensing Statistics

The statistics on this page are updated every month and may not reflect the current position. Page updated 3 April 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 March 2018, 90% of applications were processed within 25 working days.

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Overall Totals

  • Total number of licensed individuals: 325,203
  • Total number of active licences: 375,071

Breakdown by Licence Type

Licence Type Number of Licences
Front line 367,489
Non-front line 7,582

Licences by Sector

Sector Number of Licences
Cash & Valuables in Transit 7,690
Close Protection 14,261
Door Supervisors 220,546
Key Holding 621
Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) 46,974
Security Guarding 77,372
Vehicle Immobilisers 25