Closed consultation

Property ownership and public contracting by overseas companies and legal entities: beneficial ownership register

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We're seeking views on a beneficial ownership register to increase the transparency of overseas investment in property and public contracts.

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Consultation description

This call for evidence sets out proposals for a new beneficial ownership register of overseas companies that own UK property or participate in UK government procurement. It seeks views on the design of the policy and evidence on the possible effects of the policy.

This call for evidence will be of interest to:

  • overseas legal entities which own UK property or are considering buying UK property
  • overseas legal entities which are considering participating in UK central government procurement
  • professional advisers and service providers for overseas legal entities
  • estate agents
  • conveyancing solicitors
  • civil society and transparency campaigners


Published 5 April 2017