On 2 March 2015, HM Treasury issued a General Notice of Renewal of Final Designations by which it renewed the Final Designations in force against Mohamed Al-Nasser, Mohammed Al-Yacoub and Hasan Izz-Al-Din, individuals linked to the terrorist organisation Hezbollah, under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (the “Act”), which took effect from 2 March 2015.

On 13 February 2015, HM Treasury also published a General Notice of Final Designation Amendments in respect of the Hezbollah Military Wing, concerning amendments made to the information held in respect of the organisation on the UK’s consolidated list. The Amendments added further transliterations of Hezbollah, as well as specifically including Hezbollah’s ‘Jihad Council’ and all units reporting to it.

On 13 February 2015, HM Treasury issued a General Notice of Renewal of Final Designation by which it renewed the Final Designation in force against Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna (commonly known as ETA), the Basque separatist organisation, under the Act, which took effect from 13 February 2015. ETA is a proscribed terrorist organisation under Council Common Position 2001/931/CFSP. Council Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001, which is given effect in the UK by the Act, requires EU Member States to take certain steps to combat the funding of terrorist organisations.