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These initiatives were driven by Lord Agnew of Oulton, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.
A Bill to make provision about the meaning of references to Article 23A benchmarks in contracts and other arrangements; and to make provision about the liability of administrators of Article 23A benchmarks
This Bill received Royal Assent on 15th December 2021 and was enacted into law.
A Bill to make provision imposing a tax (to be known as the health and social care levy), the proceeds of which are payable to the Secretary of State towards the cost of health care and social care, on amounts in respect of which national insurance contributions are, or would be if no restriction by reference to pensionable age were applicable, payable; and for connected purposes.
This Bill received Royal Assent on 20th October 2021 and was enacted into law.
A Bill to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2019, 31 March 2020, 31 March 2021 and 31 March 2022; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for the years ending 31 March 2020, 31 March 2021 and 31 March 2022; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2019, 31 March 2020 and 31 March 2021.
This Bill received Royal Assent on 15th March 2021 and was enacted into law.
Lord Agnew of Oulton has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting
It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.
For trusts registered on the Trust Registration Service by 31 March 2023, that remained open as of 31 August 2023, there are around 3,000 non-UK resident trusts that have at least 1 UK resident beneficiary recorded.
I can only provide a partial answer to this question, as the Trust Registration Service does not record information on indirect holdings of land by trustees.
Since May 2021 when the Trust Registration Service was expanded to accept registrations from non-taxable trusts, c.44,000 trusts have notified the Trust Registration Service that the trustees have acquired a direct interest in UK land on or after 6 October 2020. Of this figure, c.43,000 are UK-resident trusts and c.1,000 are non-UK resident trusts.
Only taxable trusts, including those that registered before May 2021, are required to provide a statement of assets at the time of registration, including UK land or property. However, analysing this information to arrive at a total number and value of properties held by these trusts would carry a disproportionate cost.
Since the process for applying for information on the Trust Registration Service (TRS) came into force on 1 September 2022, c20 valid trust data requests have been processed. To date, no requests have been successful.
Of the c5 legitimate interest requests processed, fewer than five of the trusts were found on the TRS and fewer than five requests were refused because the requestor did not meet the legitimate interest test criteria. Of the c15 offshore company requests processed, fewer than five of the trusts were found on the TRS.
Fewer than five requests have been refused because information on individual beneficial owners was exempt from disclosure.
The numbers above have been rounded to the nearest five as disclosing the exact numbers would potentially disclose information held by HMRC in relation to identifiable persons. References to ‘fewer than five’ are inclusive of nil.