The Terrorism Act 2000 Copy

The Terrorism Act 2000

The Terrorism Act 2000 rules against financial terrorism, including reducing the threat, disrupting terrorist financing and safeguarding against terrorists using the financial system. Offences under the Act include:

It is an offence to be involved in fundraising if you have knowledge or reasonable cause to suspect that the money or other property raised may be used for terrorist purposes. You can commit the offence by:

  • Inviting others to make contributions.
  • Receiving contributions.
  • Making contributions towards terrorist funding, including making gifts and loans.

Use and possession

It is an offence to use or possess money or other property for terrorist purposes, including when you have reasonable cause to suspect they may be used for these purposes.

It is an offence to become involved in an arrangement which makes money or other property available to another if you know, or have reasonable cause to suspect, it may be used for terrorist purposes.

Money laundering
It is an offence to enter into or become involved in an arrangement facilitating the retention or control of terrorist property by, or on behalf of, another person including, but not limited to, the following ways:

  • Concealment
  • Removal from the jurisdiction.
  • Transfer to nominees.

There is a defence to the section 18 offence if you did not know, and had no reasonable cause to suspect, that the arrangement related to terrorist property.