Companies: Ownership

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 10th January 2018.

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Photo of Anneliese Dodds Anneliese Dodds Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to increase the number of staff at Companies House that monitor the accuracy of data on the beneficial ownership register for companies.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Companies House has recently increased the number of staff that deal specifically with beneficial ownership (people with significant control) compliance activities. Companies House plans to further increase this figure over the coming months.

These staff work closely with a number of other bodies who are also involved in ensuring compliance with legislation regarding beneficial ownership.

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