United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Find details about the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland's beneficial ownership transparency reforms

Records last updated: 23 May 2024

Contact person: Louise Russell-Prywata

Current ongoing work

Open Ownership is closely involved in providing evidence, advice and data analysis to support implementation and improvement of BOT in the UK, and is a member of the UK Illicit Finance Working Group.

Committed to one or more

  • Live register
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Implementation details

Trust Registration

Name
Trust Registration
Scope
Full-economy
Structured data publicly available
No
Published as BODS
No
Available via API
No

People with significant control (PSC) Register

Name
People with significant control (PSC) Register
Scope
Full-economy
Register launched
2016
Threshold used to determine beneficial ownership
25%
Structured data publicly available
Yes
Published as BODS
No
Available via API
Yes
Available on the OO register
Yes

Register of Overseas Entities (ROE)

Name
Register of Overseas Entities (ROE)
Scope
Sectoral: Land
Register launched
2022
Threshold used to determine beneficial ownership
25%
Structured data publicly available
Yes
Published as BODS
No
Available via API
Yes

Commitment details

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  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has made a commitment to beneficial ownership transparency as part of the Beneficial Ownership Leadership Group. [31 August 2021] link to commitment
  • As an Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) member, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has committed to beneficial ownership transparency for the extractives sector. [25 February 2016]
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has included a commitment in an Open Government Partnership National Action Plan to beneficial ownership transparency [31 December 2021] link to commitment
  • The United Kingdom has committed to creating a beneficial ownership register of overseas entities which own UK property in the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 [15 March 2022] link to commitment
  • At the 2016 UK Anti-Corruption Summit, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland made a commitment to beneficial ownership disclosure. [12 May 2016] link to commitment