The Government has made the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 using its powers under SAMLA. The Regulations took effect one hour after being made, at noon on 26 April. They give the Secretary of State power to designate persons who are, or have been, involved in serious corruption. These persons can be excluded from the UK and may be made subject to financial sanctions, including having their funds or economic resources frozen.
22 individuals involved in large corruption cases in Russia, South Africa, South Sudan and throughout Latin America have been designated under the regime.
OFSI and the FCDO have also published guidance on the application of the new regime.