Bim Afolami

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden

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  • Written Answers — Treasury: UK Government Investments 29 Feb 2024

    UK Government Investments (UKGI) provides governance and corporate finance expertise to government departments in support of their policy objectives. The shareholdings of the arm’s length bodies in UKGI’s portfolio are held by the government department that own each organisation rather than held on the UKGI balance sheet. Details on the UKGI balance sheet can be found in their Annual...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: UK Government Investments 29 Feb 2024

    UK Government Investments (UKGI) provides governance and corporate finance expertise to UK Government departments in support of their policy objectives. UKGI performs the shareholder function for a portfolio of arm’s length bodies (ALBs) on behalf of government departments. The targets and objectives for the individual ALBs within UKGI’s portfolio are set by the relevant department. ...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services: Access 29 Feb 2024

    The Government believes that all customers, wherever they live, should have appropriate access to banking and cash services, and is monitoring this issue closely. It is imperative that firms recognise the needs of all their customers, including those who need to use in-person services. UK banking customers can access banking services through a number of different channels. This includes in...

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Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Department for Education
  • Made Smarter Review
  • Chemicals: Health Hazards
  • Govia Thameslink Railway
  • Transport: Refrigeration
  • Refugees: Ukraine

Currently held offices

  • Member, Building Societies Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill Committee (since 31 Jan 2024)
  • The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (since 13 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Second Reading Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Energy Bill [HL] Committee (17 May 2023 to 29 Jun 2023)
  • Member, Electricity and Gas Transmission (Compensation) Bill Committee (18 Jan 2023 to 25 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Business and Trade Committee (25 Oct 2022 to 11 Dec 2023)
  • Member, Business and Trade Sub-Committee on National Security and Investment (25 Oct 2022 to 11 Dec 2023)
  • Member, Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill Committee ( 7 Sep 2022 to 18 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 25 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Dormant Assets Bill [HL] Committee (15 Dec 2021 to 11 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) ( 5 Mar 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee ( 6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 22 Oct 2018)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Feb 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
From 28 April 2022, I am a regular panellist for Talk TV, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF. (Registered 06 June 2022)
22 February 2023, received £950 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 22 February 2023)
23 March 2023, received £1,375 for appearing on the News Desk and other programmes. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 03 April 2023)
24 April 2023, received £1,625 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 24 April 2023)
24 May 2023, received £950 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 08 June 2023)
24 June 2023, received £1,200 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 12 July 2023)
23 October 2023, received £450 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 23 October 2023)
21 November 2023, received £150 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 22 November 2023)
From 16 January 2023, Partner in Warre Constable LLP, The Barn, Lamport Manor, Old Road, Lamport NN6 9HF, a family business providing professional advice with respect to property management, mediation services and legal and financial matters. I expect some of the clients, to whom I personally provide services, to require confidentiality under relevant legal and professional codes. Any hours and payments will be listed below. (Registered 26 January 2023; updated 08 March 2023 and 02 May 2023)
From 18 January 2023 until 13 November 2023, Chair of the Regulatory Reform Group, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA, which involves writing, legal and financial analysis, research, and chairing several discussions with numerous stakeholders. Warre Constable LLP received payments in return for my work as Chair from WPI Strategy (research advisory business), 28 Church Road, Stanmore HA7 4XR. Except for the period 28 February 2023 to 31 May 2023, this has been an unpaid role. (Registered 02 May 2023; updated 01 June 2023 and 05 February 2024) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 7 November 2023. Paragraph 51 of the Procedural Protocol in respect of the Code of Conduct refers.
28 February 2023, payment of £2,000 to Warre Constable LLP. Hours: 15 hrs. This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 7 November 2023. This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 7 November 2023. Paragraph 51 of the Procedural Protocol in respect of the Code of Conduct refers. (Registered 02 May 2023)
30 March 2023, payment of £2,000 to Warre Constable LLP. Hours: 15 hrs. This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 7 November 2023. Paragraph 51 of the Procedural Protocol in respect of the Code of Conduct refers. (Registered 02 May 2023)
From 31 March 2023 until 31 May 2023, Warre Constable LLP received £2,000 a month for my work as Chair of the Regulatory Reform Group. Hours: 15 hrs a month. (Registered 02 May 2023; updated 01 June 2023)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Hitchin and Harpenden Portcullis Club
Address of donor: PO Box 1241, Harpenden AL1 9JF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £14,000
Date received: 23 December 2022
Date accepted: 23 December 2022
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 05 January 2023)
Name of donor: Hitchin and Harpenden Portcullis Club
Address of donor: PO Box 1241, Harpenden AL1 9JF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,025
Date received: 24 April 2023
Date accepted: 24 April 2023
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 24 April 2023)
Name of donor: WPI Strategy
Address of donor: 28 Church Road, Stanmore HA7 4XR
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: In kind support of secretariat services for the Regulatory Reform Group, value £7,500
Date received: 18 January 2023 to 31 December 2023
Date accepted: 18 January 2023
Donor status: company, registration 08352214
This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 7 November 2023. Paragraph 51 of the Procedural Protocol in respect of the Code of Conduct refers. (Registered 02 May 2023)
Name of donor: Pension Insurance Corporation
Address of donor: 14 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: In kind support of the production of a Regulatory Reform Group report, value £2,500
Date received: 18 April 2023
Date accepted: 18 April 2023
Donor status: company, registration 05706720
(Registered 02 May 2023)
Name of donor: Peter Rutland
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to support my office work
Date received: 7 August 2023
Date accepted: 7 August 2023
Donor status: individual
This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 7 November 2023. Paragraph 51 of the Procedural Protocol in respect of the Code of Conduct refers. (Registered 07 September 2023)
Name of donor: Hitchin and Harpenden Portcullis Club
Address of donor: PO Box 1241, Harpenden AL1 9JF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,900
Date received: 15 September 2023
Date accepted: 15 September 2023
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 09 October 2023)
Name of donor: College Green Group
Address of donor: 77 Victoria Street, Office 120, London SW1H 0HW
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Secondment of a member of staff to my office from 1 October 2023 until 30 September 2024, value £35,000 (including all office expenses)
Date received: 1 October 2023 - 30 September 2024
Date accepted: 1 October 2023
Donor status: company, registration 12270590
(Registered 20 October 2023)
Name of donor: Justin DeWinter
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £45,000 to support my office work
Date received: 10 October 2023
Date accepted: 26 October 2023
Donor status: individual
(Registered 27 October 2023)
Name of donor: Hitchin and Harpenden Portcullis Club
Address of donor: PO Box 1241, Harpenden AL1 9JF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Christmas card printing and postage, value £1,486
Date received: 15 December 2023
Date accepted: 15 December 2023
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 20 December 2023)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque Ltd
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley KT24 6QX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Food and accommodation (two nights) while attending the Franco-British Colloque 2023 in London, value £986
Date received: 26-28 January 2023
Date accepted: 26 January 2023
Donor status: company, registration 06913437
(Registered 03 February 2023)
Name of donor: Sky Arts
Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5QD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to a Madonna concert in London, value £350
Date received: 6 December 2023
Date accepted: 6 December 2023
Donor status: company, registration 02906991
(Registered 27 December 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Coalition for Global Prosperity
Address of donor: 1 Horse Guards Parade, London SW1A 2HU
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel £1,982.60, accommodation £569.26, subsistence £769.23, total value £3,321.09
Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA
Dates of visit: 12-16 February 2023
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding political delegation to strengthen transatlantic relations on development, defence and diplomacy and to meet American politicians, policymakers and experts.
(Registered 21 February 2023)
Name of donor: Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft
Address of donor: Pariser Platz 6, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation (£240.15) and subsistence (£138.21), total value £378.36
Destination of visit: Schloss Neuhardenberg
Dates of visit: 14-16 September 2023
Purpose of visit: Attendance at 73rd Konigswinter Conference.
(Registered 13 October 2023)
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque Ltd
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley KT24 6QX
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Food and accommodation for two nights), value £850
Destination of visit: Paris, France
Dates of visit: 25-27 January 2024
Purpose of visit: Attending the Franco-British Colloque 2024.
(Registered 30 January 2024)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 16 January 2023, Warre Constable LLP, which provides advice on property management, mediation services and legal and financial matters. (Registered 16 January 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
Member (unpaid) of the Ditchley Foundation's Programme Committee. (Registered 06 July 2017)
From June 2017 until 15 November 2023, Member (unpaid) of the Court of the University of Bedfordshire. (Registered 30 January 2018; updated 28 December 2023)
From 13 September 2018 until 15 November 2023, Member (unpaid) of the Financial Inclusion Commission, a cross-party organisation which supports the principle of increased financial inclusion in the UK. (Registered 21 September 2018; updated 28 December 2023)
From 22 October 2018 until 15 November 2023, Trustee (unpaid) of the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Oxford Foundation, which supports the Oxford Union Literary and Debating Trust and through it the charitable activities of the Oxford Union Society. (Registered 05 November 2018; updated 28 December 2023)
From 20 June 2022 until 15 November 2023, Member of the Advisory Board of the Nick Maughan Foundation, which works to further a range of philanthropic initiatives in education, the environment and civic support schemes for disenfranchised communities. This was an unpaid role. (Registered 20 June 2022; updated 28 December 2023)
From 20 June 2022 until 15 November 2023, Member of the Advisory Board of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, a non-profit organisation that supports informed debate on energy and climate change issues in the UK. This was an unpaid role. (Registered 20 June 2022; updated 28 December 2023)

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