UK sanctions relating to domestic counter-terrorism

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

The counter-terrorism sanctions regime

The government has repealed Part 1 of the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (TAFA). The Counter-Terrorism (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 came fully into force on 31 December 2020 and 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.

You should also review the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 to find out any amendments made to the Regulations.

These regulations have replaced TAFA, with substantially the same effect.

Those persons who are designated under this regime are included on the UK sanctions list.

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

Find out more about other UK sanctions regimes.

Contact details

For further information on domestic counter-terrorism sanctions: contact the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation or subscribe to the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation’s e-alerts

For general information on sanctions: contact the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Sanctions Unit on


Published 18 March 2019
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. The UK's sanctions framework has changed

  2. A link to general guidance on financial sanctions has been added.

  3. Statutory guidance now included

  4. First published.