UK Sanctions Policy 'Fragmented And Incoherent', Committee Claims

The UK’s Foreign Affairs Committee has slammed the government’s sanctions programme, calling for greater clarity on post-Brexit planning and pushing for the introduction of sanctions targeted against individuals.

Following a series of evidence sessions with experts in the field, the committee’s final report — titled “Fragmented and incoherent: the UK’s sanctions policy” — expressed frustration at significant shortcomings in the way sanctions are devised and implemented.

The report said there is a lack of communication across Whitehall departments with input on sanctions policy, an ineffective Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) and a failure to devise a sufficient roadmap for sanctions policy once the country leaves the EU.

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