The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has published an article reminding charities of their legal duty to check that all individuals, organisations or countries that they work with are not subject to financial sanctions. OFSI publishes consolidated lists of all those subject to financial sanctions imposed by the UK, and recommends that charities build checks of these lists into their due diligence.

In circumstances where charities cannot avoid involving third parties subject to sanctions, they can apply to OFSI to issue a humanitarian licence. Charities must ensure that they report any suspected breaches of financial sanctions to OFSI at the earliest opportunity.