Tag Archives: financial sanctions

Government considers sanctions laws post-Brexit

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 […]

EU sanctions breach penalties to increase

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.

Sanctions fining regime effective from 1 April

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 […]

Greater punishment for sanctions offences to take effect

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 […]