The UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation grants licences (exceptions) to some UK sanctions measures (including asset freezing prohibitions). The Sanctions Act providing the legal framework for licensing is here.

Guidance on UK licensing is as follows:

The application form for specific licences is here: OFSI Licence Application Form

The General Licences published so far are:

  • General Licence INT/2020/G1, which permits the Legal Aid Agency to make payments to solicitors representing people designated under counter-terrorism sanctions (11 January 2021).

Export control licences permit prohibited activity under trade sanctions and embargoes. For details see: