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As a public corporation we are accountable to Parliament through the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. We are sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in relation to governance, finance and conventional health and safety issues.

We also have a close working relationship with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The Secretary of State for BEIS is accountable to Parliament for civil nuclear safety, security, safeguards and related policies. We provide BEIS with our expertise and technical knowledge to help shape government policy as an independent regulator.

We engage with government departments to consider our regulatory planning assumptions to ensure that we are able to manage our resources effectively. These are kept under review throughout the year, and then refreshed and agreed annually to form part of our Corporate Plan.

We also work closely with Scottish Government, including regular engagement with them about nuclear sites in Scotland.