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A reliable identifier is a number or reference code which is unique, stays the same over time and can be used to check the existence of a particular corporate vehicle, such as a company or trust. Having such an identifier available and present in multiple datasets is the best way to be certain that the same entity is being referred to, and to link together a range of information about the entity and its activities. This technical guidance aims to help implementers and multi-stakeholder groups understand how reliable identifiers facilitate the connection of datasets such as disclosures on politically exposed persons, stock exchange filings and licence registers.
Defining and capturing data on the ownership and control of state-owned enterprises
This guidance explores what information is needed on the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises to support transparency efforts. It demonstrates how capturing high-quality structured data on ownership or control structures aids information-checking
Published: 10 February 2023
Building an auditable record of beneficial ownership
Keeping up to date and historic beneficial ownership records underpins any transparency initiative around company ownership and control. This technical guidance sets out the key features to consider to make sure beneficial ownership are easy to access, interpret and check
Published: 22 August 2022