To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on the work plan of the National Economic Crime Centre, announced in September 2018.
9 May 2019
The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) is part of a new, wider, "whole system" approach which will deliver a significant improvement in the UK's response to serious and organised crime. For the first time, the NECC brings together law enforcement and justice agencies, government departments, regulatory bodies and the private sector with a shared objective of driving down serious organised economic crime, protecting the public and safe-guarding the prosperity and reputation of the UK as a financial centre.
The NECC was formally launched on 5 November 2018. It includes officers from the NCA, HM Revenue and Customs, City of London Police, Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, Crown Prosecution Service and the Home Office. As the NECC evolves throughout 2019 and beyond it will build wider partnerships across the public sector, with regulators and the private sector, particularly with those businesses at risk from economic crime.