Economic crime affects more UK citizens, more often, than any other criminal threat to our national security. It undermines the integrity of the UK economy, our global reputation and the security and prosperity of countries around the world.
The UK’s status as a global financial centre, our openness to trade and investment, and the ease of doing business are vital for our prosperity. However, our open financial systems and strong economy continue to be exploited by those seeking to generate, move and invest criminal money, from street cash up to the proceeds of the highest levels of bribery and corruption.
The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) is a multi-agency centre established in 2018, to deliver a step change in the response to tackling economic crime.
The NECC brings together law enforcement agencies, government departments, regulatory bodies and the private sector, with a shared objective of driving down economic crime in the UK.
The NECC is hosted by the NCA and has a multi-agency structure, staffed by a mixture of NCA officers and secondees from our partners, including the private sector. We are a diverse, dynamic centre with a strong focus on developing and upskilling our staff.