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Property & Public Contracting

The UK will also establish a public register of company beneficial ownership information for foreign companies who already own or buy property in the UK, or who bid on UK central government contracts.

Country: UK

Status: overdue

Themes: Beneficial ownership

Last updated: October 2018


Concrete: Concrete | New: Somewhat New | Ambitious: Somewhat Ambitious


October 2018 update: The Government have now published a draft bill for a public register of the beneficial owners of companies that own or buy property, and has set out that it intends to publish this same data for winners of public contracts separately.

June 2018 update: The UK opened a call for evidence on a beneficial ownership register to increase the transparency of overseas investment in property and public contracts in April 2017.

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