The NCA is a non-ministerial government department. It publishes an pdf annual plan (329 KB), setting out how it will meet its strategic and operational priorities in the year ahead, and an pdf annual report (3.20 MB) summarising its performance against that plan. A shortened version of the annual report is available pdf here (272 KB).
The Director General has independent operational direction and control over the NCA's activities. The Director General is accountable for the agency's performance to the Home Secretary and through them to Parliament.
The NCA Framework document (223 KB) sets out the NCA’s accountability, management, operational and financial arrangements and explains how the relationship between the Home Secretary and the National Crime Agency is intended to function.
Details concerning the delegation of functions conferred on the NCA Director General by an Act of Parliament, an Act of the Scottish Parliament and an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly, are outlined in the delegation levels table (36 KB).
The Director General chairs the NCA board which comprises executives and non-executive members. The members of the board are:
The Board is supported by a number of sub-Committees, including an Audit and Risk Assurance Committee chaired by a Non-Executive Director, whose pdf Terms of Reference (87 KB)are available here.
The NCA is subject to rigorous external and independent scrutiny including by:
The NCA is also subject to scrutiny by Parliament, primarily by the Home Affairs Committee, the Public Accounts Committee and by the Scottish Parliament.