Guidance

List of designated persons, terrorism and terrorist financing

This page provides a list of those who are currently subject to financial sanctions for believed involvement in terrorist activity. It also contains information regarding relevant legislation.

Documents

Latest HM Treasury notice, 24/03/20/2020, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing

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HM Treasury notice, 22/01/2020, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Reg 2020/19)

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HM Treasury notice, 17/01/2020, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing

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HM Treasury notice, 14/01/2020, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing

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HM Treasury notice, 05/12/2019, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing

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HM Treasury Notice, 08/10/2019, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Correction)

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HM Treasury notice, 17/09/2019, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing

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Details

EU sanctions will continue to apply in the UK until 11pm on 31 December 2020. This page will be updated if legislation or guidance changes during the transition period

Following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1373 (2001). Among other things, it denounced terrorism and required member states to:

  • criminalise the funding of terrorism
  • freeze the funds of those who attempt to commit or facilitate terrorist acts
  • prevent their nationals from supporting those who attempt to commit or facilitate terrorist acts

The EU adopted Council Regulation (EU) No 2580/2001 to give effect to Resolution 1373 (2001) in the EU. It imposes specific financial sanctions against certain listed targets with a view to combating terrorism.

The UK’s Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (TAFA 2010) gives effect to Resolution 1373 (2001) in the UK. TAFA 2010 provides HM Treasury with powers to freeze the funds and economic resources of those suspected or believed to be involved in terrorist activities. It also restricts the making available of funds, financial services and economic resources to, or for the benefit of such persons. TAFA 2010 also provides for enforcement of Council Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001.

Consolidated list

Individuals and entities designated under these pieces of legislation can be found in the ‘Terrorism and Terrorist Financing’ section of OFSI’s consolidated list. The following descriptions describe the origin of each listing. They can be found in the ‘Other Information’ section of each listing’s entry on the consolidated list.

  • ‘UK listing only’ – listed under TAFA 2010 only
  • ‘Both UK and EU listing’ – listed under TAFA 2010 and under the EU’s asset freezing regime
  • ‘EU listing only’ – listed under EU’s asset freezing regime. The prohibitions are found in Council Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 with penalties given by TAFA 2010

Financial services

Persons designated under TAFA 2010 or Regulation 2580/2001 are subject to an asset freeze. In addition, you can’t make financial services available to or for their benefit.

Financial services include insurance and banking services.

Licensing policy

There are a number of general licences in place for the Terrorism and Terrorist Financing regime which cover the provision of insurance and legal aid. These can be used without making an application to OFSI, although they do carry a mandatory reporting requirement to OFSI if they are used.

For licence applications relating to the Al-Qaida (Asset Freezing) Regulations 2011 or the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (TAFA), you should write to OFSI setting out the full facts and details of the licence needed.

The overall objective of the licensing system in terrorist asset freezing cases – whether under the AQ/ISIL regime or the TAFA regime - is to strike an appropriate balance between minimising the risk of diversion of funds to terrorism and meeting the human rights of designated persons and other third parties. To this end, the Treasury may grant licences to allow exceptions to the freeze.

The UK’s domestic Terrorist Asset Freezing etc. Act 2010 (“TAFA”) regime contains a broad licensing ground such that the prohibitions in that Act do not apply to anything done under a licence granted by HM Treasury.

The licensing grounds in the UN Da’esh (ISIL) and Al Qaida asset freezing regime (“AQ/ISIL regime”) are divided into basic and extraordinary expenses. In relation to those designated under the AQ/ISIL regime who are seeking a licence, authorisation must be sought from the UN prior to issuing extraordinary expenses licences. The UN may not always grant authorisation.

In order to licence as proportionately as possible whilst mitigating the risk of terrorist financing, we may also attach conditions to licences. Licence conditions apply safeguards to ensure that funds or economic resources can be made available to designated persons in a way that protects against terrorist financing risks. In this way, appropriate conditions facilitate the granting of licences that it might otherwise not be possible to grant.

The conditions we apply to licences reflect two broad policy objectives:

  • to ensure that designated persons do not have access to large amounts of cash, which can be more easily diverted to terrorist activity; and
  • to ensure that there is a reasonable audit trail to address terrorist finance risks and that the Treasury can monitor compliance with the terms of the licence and identify if any breaches of the relevant legislation has have occurred.

Further details on the Treasury’s approach to licensing can be found on our FAQs which can be accessed by clicking here

General licences

There are a number of general licences in place for the Terrorism and Terrorist Financing regime which cover the provision of insurance and legal aid. These can be used without making an application to OFSI, although they do carry a mandatory reporting requirement to OFSI if they are used.

EU regulations

  • 27.09.2016 Council Regulation (EU) No 2016/1710 amending Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 suspending the EU listing of 1 entity which still remains subject to a UK asset freeze.

  • 22.04.16 Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/620

  • 12.12.2012 Council Implementing Regulation (EC) No 1169/2012 Repealed Regulation 542/2012. Updated the list of persons to whom Article 2(3) of regulation 2580/2001 applies.

  • 27.12.2001 Council Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 Implemented the measures in UNSCR 1373 (2001) in the EU against certain persons and entities with a view to combating terrorism. Article 2(3) foresees a list of targeted terrorist persons, groups and entities. The list should include persons, groups and entities linked or related to third countries as well as those who otherwise are the focus of the Common Foreign and Security Policy aspects of Council Common Position 2001/931/CFSP. The list would be adopted and amended by the Council.

  • 27.12.2001 Council Common Position 2001/931/CFSP Supported the implementation of the measures in UNSCR 1373 (2001). Reiterated that the provision or collection of funds to be used for terrorist acts should be criminalised, and that consequently, these financial assets or economic resources should be frozen. Established a list of persons, groups and entities involved in acts of terrorism in order to facilitate the co-ordinated action of the Community and the Member States. The list does not cover those persons listed separately in connection with the Al-Qa’ida network and the Taliban in UNSCR 1267 (1999) and 1333 (2000).

UK legislation

Published 19 June 2013
Last updated 24 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated with “Latest HM Treasury notice, 24/03/20/2020, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing”

  2. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 12/02/2020, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing

  3. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 03/02/2020, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing

  4. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 20/01/2020, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Reg 2020/10)'

  5. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 17/01/2020, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing'

  6. Duplicate notice removed.

  7. Updated with "Latest HM Treasury notice, 14/01/2020, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing"

  8. Updated with "Latest HM Treasury notice, 05/12/2019, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing"

  9. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 21/11/19, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing

  10. Updated with ‘Latest HM Treasury Notice, 08/10/2019, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Correction)’

  11. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 17/09/2019, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing'

  12. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury Notice, 10/07/2019, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing'.

  13. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury Notice 26/04/2019 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing'

  14. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice 18/02/2019 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing.

  15. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice 05/02/2019 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing'.

  16. Updated with 2 notices, entitled 'Latest HM Treasury notice 18/01/2019 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing'.

  17. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 09/01/2019. Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Reg 2019/24)'.

  18. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice 17/12/2018 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing'.

  19. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice 29/11/2018 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing'.

  20. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 09/10/2018, Terrorist and Terrorism Financing

  21. Updated with 'latest HM Treasury Notice, 16/07/2018, Terrorist and Terrorism Financing'.

  22. Updated latest HM Treasury notice 27/04/2018 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing.

  23. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 20/02/2018 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing

  24. Updated with amended version of latest HM Treasury notice 7/02/2018 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing

  25. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 7/02/2018 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing

  26. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 29/01/2018 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing

  27. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 25/01/2018 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing

  28. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 21/12/2017, Terrorist and Terrorism Financing

  29. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 05/12/2017 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing

  30. Updated with Latest HM Treasury notice 13/10/2017 Terrorist and Terrorism Financing

  31. Updated text on the page to improve clarity

  32. Latest HM Treasury Notice, 21/07/2017, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Renewal of Final Designation)

  33. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice 12/06/2017, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Reg 2017/965)

  34. Updated with Latest HM Treasury Notice, 28/04/2017, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Renewal of Final Designation)

  35. Updated with Latest HM Treasury Notice, 23/02/2017, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Renewal of Final Designation)

  36. Updated with Latest HM Treasury Notice, 10/02/2017, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Renewal of Final Designation)

  37. Updated to include: HM Treasury notice, 31/01/2017, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing and HM Treasury notice, 31/01/2017, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing

  38. Updated to include: HM Treasury notice, 10/01/2017, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Renewal of Final Designation)

  39. Updated with HM Treasury notice, 23/12/2016, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Reg 2016/2373)

  40. Updated with: Latest HM Treasury Notice, 08/12/16, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Renewal of Final Designations)

  41. Updated Notice list with: - HM Treasury notice, 21/10/2016, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Renewal of Final Designations) - HM Treasury notice, 21/10/2016, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Revocation of Final Designation)

  42. Updated with: HM Treasury notice, 27/09/2016, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Reg 2016/1710)

  43. Updated with HM Treasury notice, 05/08/2016 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal of Final Designations)

  44. Updated: Latest HM Treasury notice, 14/07/16 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Revocation of Final Designation)

  45. Update list due to notice - Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Revocation of Final Designations)

  46. Updated Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal of Final Designations) with Notice 05.05.16

  47. Updated due to new HM Treasury notice, 25/04/2016, Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Reg 2016/620)

  48. New notice - Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal of Final Designations)

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  51. New notice - Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal of Final Designations)

  52. New notice - 05/02/16 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal of Final Designation)

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  62. Updated list due to new notice, Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal of Final Designation).

  63. renewal of notice

  64. Updated list

  65. Updated list due to new notice, Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal of Final Designation).

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  71. Updated to include latest HMT notice

  72. List updated due to new notice - Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal of Final Designation)

  73. Updated to include 'HM Treasury notice: 01.12.14 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance Notice (Final Designation)'

  74. Updated to include Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal of Final Designation)

  75. Updated due to new notice 'Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Delisting)'

  76. Added Terrorism and Terrorist Finance Notice (Renewal of Final Designations)

  77. added notice 05/11/14 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Revocation)

  78. Terrorism and Terrorist Finance Notice (Revocation) added

  79. added notice and updated list

  80. Updated to reflect notice 11.07.14 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Amendment)

  81. added notice: Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Amendment)

  82. added 2 notices

  83. added notice: Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Final Designation)

  84. added Notice 080514 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal)

  85. added Notice 110414 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Delisting)

  86. added notice Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Final Designations), updated designated persons list

  87. added Notice 030314 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal)

  88. added Notice 260214 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal)

  89. added Notice 210214 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal)

  90. added notice: Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Expiries)

  91. added Notice 130214 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal)

  92. added notice, updated consolidated list

  93. New notice and consolidated list published

  94. Two HM Treasury notices and updated list of designated persons published

  95. added Notice 300114 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewal)

  96. added notice 18.12.13 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewals)

  97. added notice 16.12.13 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewals)

  98. added Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewals)

  99. added notice: HM Treasury Notice, 12.11.13 Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewals)

  100. added Terrorism and Terrorist Finance (Renewals)

  101. Updated to include licensing policy information

  102. added HM Treasury Notice, 29/07/13 Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (Amendment)

  103. new notice

  104. First published.