Tag Archives: financial sanctions
HM Treasury and OFSI have updated their guidance on what to do in the case of a suspected breach of financial sanctions. It has published its suspected breach form, and says firms should report suspected breaches as soon as they become aware of them, including the names of all relevant parties, amounts, account names and […]
Treasury, the FCO and the Department for International Trade have announced the publication of the Sanctions Bill, which will ensure the UK has the necessary powers to implement sanctions post-Brexit and also give it greater flexibility on introducing new measures. The Sanctions Bill will legislation to repatriate powers on non-UN snactions from the EU to […]
The Government has published a White Paper looking at what legislative changes the UK will need to make to preserve and continue the sanctions regime after Brexit. Currently, the UK implements most sanctions-related powers through the European Communities Act, and most sanctions apply directly to UK persons through EU Regulations. The paper explains that the Great […]
Treasury has made the Regulations which will increase the maximum penalties for breach of EU financial sanctions to mirror the maximum for breaches of sanctions under UK domestic legislation. The higher limits will apply from 2 May.
A new commencement order under the Policing and Crime Act 2017 brings into force the new powers on financial penalties for breach of financial sanctions, from 1 April. Part 8 of the Act: sets the maximum imprisonment term for breach of sanctions at 7 years, and confirms the maximum imprisonment term for related offences; allows Treasury […]
Part 8 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017, which received Royal Assent at the end of January, and which is expected to come into force in April, gives powers under financial sanctions legislation to punish offences (including offences under sanctions imposed by virtue of an EU Regulation, sanctions imposed to comply with UN resolutions and terrorism and […]