Joint statement on beneficial ownership information

Joint statement on the initiative for the automatic exchange of beneficial ownership information.

This was published under the 2015 to 2016 Cameron Conservative government

This publication was withdrawn on

The information on this page is now out of date. A current list of countries that have committed to automatically exchange information on beneficial ownership has been published.



Over 20 countries have joined the UK-led pilot to automatically share ownership information for companies. As such their tax and law enforcement agencies will now exchange data on company beneficial ownership registers and new registers of trusts enabling more effective investigation of financial wrongdoing and tax-dodging.

Updates to this page

Published 22 April 2016
Last updated 3 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated document to include Iceland

  2. Updated with Poland and Anguilla

  3. First published.

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