• Sanctions List
    The UK Sanctions List - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) which identifies people, entities and ships which are designated or specified under regulations made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 and the reasons why.
  • Charity Specific Guidance
    The Statement on Ukraine crisis and its implications for charities - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) provides a timely reminder to charities on knowing their donors and key questions that they need to ask before accepting donations.

    Likewise, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has also issued advice for people to give safely and for charities wishing to help in the crisis.
  • Tax Issues
    The UK exchanges tax information with Russia under the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters and Russia and Belarus under bilateral Double Tax Agreements. This tax information is exchanged as part of global collaboration to address tax compliance risks. As of March 17 the UK has suspended all exchange of tax information with Russia and Belarus under the UK’s exchange of information agreements. You will find the link to the announcement here.
  • Insolvency Issues
    Insolvency Practitioners: please click here to read a publication from the Insolvency Service in the UK  on what Insolvency Practitioners need to consider in order to ensure that requirements are not breached in the cases they administer. It also deals with payment of dividends to sanctioned parties.
  • Sanctions Webinar
    A recent webinar: representatives including from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), HM Treasury (HMT), Department for International Trade (DIT), Department for Transport (DfT), Business Enterprise Industry and Skills (BEIS) and other UK government departments spoke (17 March 2022) at a webinar entitled : UK Sanctions relating to Russia: Briefing by UK Government. The webinar was held to help attendees understand recent changes to UK sanctions relating to Russia and for their organisations to be updated and understand how to comply with recent changes. The webinar covered the following topics: sanctions legislation overview, new sanctions measures: financial, trade and transport, individual and entity designations and humanitarian issues. A recording of the webinar can be accessed here.