National Crime Agency

Home Office written question – answered at on 17 May 2024.

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Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Labour, Barking

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) budget and (b) headcount was for the National Crime Agency's Proceeds of Crime Centre in financial year (i) 2021-22, (ii) 2022-23 and (iii) 2023-24; and how many accreditations were issued to financial investigators in each of those financial years.

Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Labour, Barking

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) annual budget and (b) staff headcount has been for the National Crime Agency's Financial Intelligence Unit in each of the last three years.

Photo of Thomas Tugendhat Thomas Tugendhat Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The UKFIU and POCC are funded through a mixture of NCA core funding and external funding.

UKFIU headcount at the end of each FY:

  • 2021-22 - 144
  • 2022-23 - 156
  • 2023-24 – 178

UKFIU budget (external funding):

  • 2021-22 – £2,435,355
  • 2022-23 – £2,802,527
  • 2023-24 – £4,740,000

UKFIU budget (core funding):

  • 2021-22 – £192,102
  • 2022-23 – £192,101
  • 2023-24 – £228,000

PoCC budget

  • 2021-22 – £25,781
  • 2022-23 – £195,780
  • 2023-24 – £72,000

Proceeds of Crime Centre headcount at the end of each FY:

  • 2021-22 - 22
  • 2022-23 - 21
  • 2023-24 – 23

Proceeds of Crime Centre Financial Investigator accreditations:

  • 2021-22 - 104
  • 2022-23 - 203
  • 2023-24 – 251

Proceeds of Crime Centre Financial Intelligence Officer accreditations:

  • 2021-22 - 493
  • 2022-23 - 628
  • 2023-24 – 761

Pay costs are not delegated to project areas, so are not included in these totals.

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