UK domestic counter-terrorism sanctions

The page provides guidance on the UK's domestic counter-terrorism sanctions regime.

The information on this page applies once the Counter-Terrorism (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 have commenced.

The counter-terrorism sanctions regime

The government will repeal Part 1 of the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (TAFA) after the UK leaves the EU. The Counter-Terrorism (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 are intended to replace Part 1 of TAFA.

This sanctions regime aims to further the prevention of terrorism in the UK or elsewhere and protect UK national security interests. It will ensure the UK implements its international obligations under UN Security Council Resolution 1373. When these regulations come into force they are intended to replace TAFA, with substantially the same effect.

There are two other counter-terrorism sanctions regimes: The ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions regime and the Counter-Terrorism (International) sanctions regime.

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  1. Counter-Terrorism sanctions: guidance
  2. Post Brexit: Financial sanctions - Guidance
Published 18 March 2019
Last updated 22 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. A link to general guidance on financial sanctions has been added.
  2. Statutory guidance now included
  3. First published.