On 31 December 2020 at 11:00pm the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office will update the UK Sanctions List on GOV.UK. This list includes details of those designated under regulations made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (“Sanctions Act”). Following the publication of the UK Sanctions List, listing data on the Consolidated List will also be updated. Please note that the format of the Consolidated List will not be changed and will continue to be published in its usual place here.
A Bridging Document will be published to assist users with processing the changes to the Consolidated List.
This Bridging Document is designed to facilitate sanctions screening as a result of the changes to the Consolidated List that will be required at the end of the transition period. To do this, only certain fields identified as administrative will be updated in the Bridging Document. The Bridging Document will be a copy of the Consolidated List as published 10:59pm on 31 December 2020 (before the end of the transition period), with only certain administrative fields updated to reflect the changes made at 11:00pm.
The Bridging Document is provided to allow those who wish to do so, to screen separately against certain administrative fields, to minimise the number of flags on a re-screen of the full Consolidated List. Links to the Bridging Document in different formats can been found below.
The fields identified as administrative and which the Bridging Document will reflect updates to are:
The Bridging Document is not a substitute for the Consolidated List. Use of the Bridging Document is voluntary and is provided after engagement with stakeholders to assist with updating automated screening processes. It remains the responsibility of the person doing the sanctions screening to ensure that their screening is accurate.