The following guidance has been received from Najaf.org:
"In the Name of the Most High Praise be to Allah Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be upon Mohammad and his pure household.
According to the announcement from the office of H. E. Ayatullah Seestani (long may he live) in the holy city of Najaf, Thursday 17 May is the first day of the holy month of Ramadhan in the United Kingdom, European, Scandinavian countries, Middle East. We ask Allah Almighty to let this month be a blessing for all Muslims.
Allah is the All Compassionate All Merciful."