Revealing all: the government’s response on ownership and control of UK companies

By Sian Sadler and Emma Livesey

On 16 April 2014, the government published a response to its discussion paper on enhanced transparency of UK company ownership and increased trust in UK business.

The key proposals adopted by the government include the creation of a central registry of beneficial ownership of UK companies; the abolition of bearer shares; a ban on the use of corporate directors; and managing the use of nominee directors…

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