To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to grant a general licence for humanitarian activities in Ukraine in order that charities are able to spend the money donated to them by the British public.
26 April 2022
The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI), in HM Treasury, does not accept applications for general licences, however OFSI prioritises specific licence applications made for humanitarian purposes to help ensure that funds can get to where they are needed most as quickly as possible. This includes applications to permit humanitarian activities in Ukraine, where there is specific provision in the regulations for OFSI to grant such licences.
OFSI is proactively engaging with humanitarian organisations to understand their needs in delivering activities in Ukraine and will continue to closely monitor the situation.