Has the UK gone cold on Russian sanctions?

Featured in The New Statesman



Staff numbers [at the Office for Financial Sanctions Implementation] have risen, from 46 at the beginning of the year, and it says it plans to hire up to 100 by April 2023. Yet Tom Keatinge, director of the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute, says it may not be entirely successful. “I question whether you’re going to get the talent that you need for the meagre salaries they were offering,” he says.