New strategy to tackle serious and organised crime
The Home Office has launched a new strategy to tackle serious and organised crime.
It sets out how the government will build the UK’s defences against serious and organised crime, track down the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
The strategy is backed by funding – of at least £48m in 2019/2020 – to ramp up law enforcement capabilities to specifically tackle illicit finance.
The new measures in the strategy include additional investment in the multi-agency National Economic £48m Crime Centre (NECC), which is now operational, and includes officers from the National Crime Agency, HMRC, the City of London Police, Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, Crown Prosecution Service and the Home Office.