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We have published the NCA’s Annual Plan for 2022/23, which sets out our priorities for the year ahead and how we will deliver them.

Annual plan 2022-23 front cover

Our National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime for 2022 identified the major crime trends which will drive our activity over the coming year. Faced with a threat that is increasingly complex and global in nature, it is more important than ever that the UK’s response to SOC is cohesive, effective and targeted against the most damaging threats.

The Home Secretary, Rt. Hon. Priti Patel MP, has tasked the Agency to focus on the following Strategic Priorities:

  • Protect the integrity of the UK against SOC groups and networks operating internationally, at the border and online;
  • Dismantle the highest‑harm organised crime groups and networks;
  • Lead and co-ordinate national law enforcement agencies in tackling serious and organised crime within the UK;
  • Intensify work to tackle the threat from hostile states, corrupt elites, cyber and economic crime;
  • Play a full role in delivering the Government’s wider strategy to reduce crime and respond to national security threats.

To deliver against these Strategic Priorities, the Director General of the NCA, Graeme Biggar, has set four operational priorities for the Agency setting out how we will deliver strong operational performance and build for the future by:

  • Increasing our understanding of, and impact on, the criminals causing the most harm
  • Strengthening our leadership role with partners and the public
  • Building a workforce that meets the future threat
  • Improving the foundations on which we deliver operations

We remain firmly committed to ruthlessly targeting the organised criminals who exploit the vulnerable, damage our economy, and threaten our communities. We are here to protect the public, and we are proud to do so.

Click here to read the Annual Plan 2022/23 in full