April 22, 2024

UK authorities invite private sector entities to take the UK Sanctions Perceptions Survey

On April 17, 2024, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (“FCDO”) released a UK Sanctions Perceptions Survey to provide the public with an opportunity to anonymously inform the UK Government of how UK sanctions impact their businesses.  According to the FCDO, the survey, which should take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete, is intended to help the UK Government gain an understanding of the impact of sanctions on private sector companies and non-government organizations (“NGOs”) and enable the government to identify ways that it can support efforts by private sector entities to comply with sanctions while still engaging in legitimate business activities.   The FCDO also indicated that the survey will be used to help the government develop policy and guidance aimed at supporting industry.

UK Sanctions Perceptions Survey