Business activities

Business activities guidance:

This Practice Note contains guidance on assessing the risk of your organisation causing or contributing to an adverse human rights impact. Human rights due diligence and...

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This Practice Note provides a high-level overview of the nature and importance of competition law and outlines the steps you can take to help identify and mitigate...

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Why you need to manage this risk Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (and the UK national equivalent, Chapter II of the Competition Act...

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Why you need to manage this risk Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) (and its UK national equivalent—Chapter I of the Competition...

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Defining corporate social responsibility Corporate social responsibility (CSR), also known as corporate responsibility or corporate citizenship is a business management...

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Forthcoming changes:The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This...

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This Practice Note explains the process of the designation of sanctions targets by the UN, EU and in the UK under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc Act 2010 (TAFA 2010)....

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Scope of this timeline There are different sanctions regimes which affect UK businesses. Usually they are grouped into trade and financial sanctions: • trade sanctions...

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The complex nature of watch list screening creates challenges and presents risks. This Practice Note summarises the challenges watch list screening can present and the...

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What are export controls? Export controls are laws that require the licensing of the export, brokering or transhipment of sensitive goods, components, software,...

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has provided some examples of good practice for sanctions systems and controls in Part 7 in its guide, FCG Financial Crime Guide: A...

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Forthcoming changes: The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This...

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The UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights (UNGPs) require businesses to respect ‘internationally recognised human rights’. This Practice Note sets out a...

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Country Regulatory bodySanction List(Links to sanctions lists are provided, where publicly available)Including MultinationalUnited NationsUnited NationsPersons and...

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This Practice Note describes the current position on licences and exemptions in financial sanctions in the UK. The UK is currently an EU Member State. The UK has...

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UNDER REVIEW: The Sanctions and Anti-money Laundering Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018. It introduces a new framework for the implementation and enforcement...

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