New UK trade sanctions to restrict Russian access to UK PR services

The UK Government has this afternoon announced new sanctions against Russia and Belarus aimed at restricting Russia's access to the UK's management consulting, accounting and PR services. These new sanctions are designed to complement similar announcements by allies including the European Union (EU).

The CIPR met with representatives from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) last week to discuss these sanctions and their impact on the public relations industry.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

The PR industry has taken steps to withdraw from Russia since the invasion began two months ago. These new measures clarify that no British PR businesses may continue to operate in Russia. We were pleased to have the opportunity to meet with the trade team at BEIS last week to discuss these sanctions and the impact they may have on the industry. Members are reminded that failure to adhere to the sanctions enacted in their respective countries is a breach of the CIPR code of conduct and may result in loss of membership.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

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Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners with nearly 10,000 members.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).