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Sanctions General Licence

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

General licence - IOM/2022/SAN002

The Treasury has the power to issue General Licences for country sanctions regimes under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (“the Sanctions Act”), as those Regulations have effect in the Isle of Man.

On 27 February 2023, the Treasury amended General Licence IOM/2022/SAN002 under all Autonomous Sanctions Regulations listed in Annex I of this notice. This allows for payment to utility companies for gas and electricity by designated persons who own or rent properties in the Isle of Man or UK.

Any persons intending to use General Licence IOM/2022/SAN002 should consult the copy of the Licence for full details of the permissions and usage requirements which can be found attached to this release.

For the purposes of General Licence IOM/2022/SAN002:

  • Energy Companies mean OFGEM registered firms with permission to provide gas and/or electricity to properties in the UK, Isle of Man Energy and Manx Utilities.
  • DPs mean those individuals or entities designated under the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations only, but not those sanctioned by the United Nations.
  • Return Payments means payments due as a result of over-payments made pursuant to this licence or in relation to the UK Government energy subsidy payments under the Energy Bills Support Scheme over winter 2022 to 2023.
  • Permitted Payments means utility payments for gas and electricity supplies to Isle of Man or UK properties owned or rented by DPs.

A Relevant Institution means:

  • a person who is licensed under the Financial Services Act 2008 (of Tynwald) to carry on a regulated activity within the meaning of section 3 of that Act;
  • a person who is authorised or registered under the Insurance Act 2008 (of Tynwald) or holds a permit under that Act;
  • a person who is registered under the Moneylenders Act 1991 (of Tynwald) to carry on the business of lending money;
  • a person who is acting as a trustee or an administrator of a retirement benefits scheme within the meaning of the Retirement Benefits Schemes Act 2008 (of Tynwald)

Under General Licence IOM/2022/SAN002 DPs may make Permitted Payments to Energy Companies from a frozen Isle of Man or UK bank account by bank transfer or by direct debit; Energy Companies may receive the Permitted Payments; Energy Companies may make Return Payments to frozen Isle of Man or UK bank accounts and DPs may receive Return Payments from Energy Companies into a frozen Isle of Man or UK bank account.

The reporting and record-keeping requirements for DPs and Energy Companies are set out in the General Licence.


The permissions in General Licence IOM/2022/SAN002 do not authorise any act which the person carrying out the act knows, or has reasonable grounds for suspecting, will result in funds or economic resources being made available in breach of the relevant autonomous sanctions Regulations, save as permitted under a licence granted under those Regulations.

The General Licence takes effect from the date of issue. On 27 February 2023 it was extended and will now expire at 23:59 on 16 October 2023.

Further details of the sanctions regime related to Russia may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.

Annex I – Autonomous Sanctions Regulations Schedules

UK RegimeHas effect in the Isle of Man by…Relevant Regulations
The Burundi (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Burundi Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0455] Regulations 11 to 15
Counter-Terrorism (International Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Counter-Terrorism (International) Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0501] Regulations 11 to 15
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Democratic People's Republic of Korea Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0502] Regulations 13 to 17
Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions (Isle of Man) Order 2021 [SI 2021/526] Regulations 11 to 15
Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 The Global Human Rights Sanctions (Isle of Man) Order 2020 [SI 2020/774] Regulations 11 to 15
Guinea (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Guinea Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0448] Regulations 11 to 15
Iran (Sanctions) (Nuclear) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Iran Sanctions (Nuclear) (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0477] Regulation 12 to 17
Iran Human Rights (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Iran Sanctions (Human Rights) (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0472] Regulations 11 to 15
Libya (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Libya Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0584] Regulations 12 to 16
Myanmar (Sanctions) Regulations 2021 The Myanmar (Sanctions) (Isle of Man) Order 2021 [SI 2021/529] Regulations 11 to 15
Nicaragua (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Nicaragua Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0449] Regulations 11 to 15
Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 The Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Isle of Man) Order 2021 [SI 2021/1257] Regulations 11 to 15
Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Republic of Guinea-Bissau Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0447] Regulations 11 to 15
Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Russia Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0504] Regulations 11 to 15
South Sudan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 South Sudan Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0476] Regulations 12 to 16
Sudan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Sudan Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0483] Regulations 12 to 16
Syria (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Syria Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0503] Regulations 11 to 15
Venezuela (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Venezuela Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0473] Regulations 11 to 15
The Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Zimbabwe Sanctions (Application) Regulations 2020 [SD 2020/0480] Regulations 11 to 15


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