Publication scheme

NDA's publication scheme specifies the categories of information we publish and explains how to access that information.

This is a guide to published information related to our organisation:

Who we are and what we do

You can find our contact information on the NDA home page

NDA Framework Document

The Framework Document was drawn up by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Scottish Government in consultation with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

It sets out the broad governance and management framework within which the NDA will operate and the relationship between the NDA and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Scottish Government which has responsibility in respect of the role of the Scottish ministers.

Roles and responsibilities

Read more about the NDA and our responsibilities

NDA’s Estate

NDA Board

NDA organisation chart

Relevant legislation

Energy Act 2004


Under the 2004 Energy Act, directions are the method by which the Secretary of State gives the NDA responsibility to carry out its principal function. The directions identify what the NDA is to be responsible for and what it has to do in respect of the designated site for which the direction refer:

Information relating to organisations with which we work in partnership

Memoranda of Understanding between NDA and:

  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Environment Agency
  • Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Office for Civil Nuclear Security (OCNS)

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts:


Information on expenditure, including where funding is allocated, is held within our annual report and accounts

Explained: the cost of cleaning up Britain’s nuclear legacy

Latest NDA spend data – invoices paid, expenses paid to staff, procurement and travel card spend.

NDA pay scales and grading structure

Procurement and tendering procedures

NDA Procurement plan and terms and conditions are available in Procurement at NDA

Lists of contract opportunities awards with details of value are available via Contracts Finder

Current Management and Operations contracts with Site Licence Companies and Parent Body Organisations

Our priorities and how we are doing

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews

See our priorities and progress for links to the following documents:

  • Strategy – revised every 5 years after consultation
  • 3 year business plan – updated annually after consultation
  • Mid-year performance report
  • Annual report and accounts

Statistics produced in accordance with the authority’s requirements:

Policies and procedures

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities:

Policies and procedures for the provision of services and conduct of business:

Policies and procedures for the recruitment and employment of staff:

Customer service:

Records management and personal data policies:

Lists and registers