House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 6th June 2016

Opperman, Guy (Hexham)

Opperman, Guy (Hexham)

1. Employment and earnings

Barrister in private practice until 5 May 2010; non-practising thereafter. Fees received since 6 May 2010 for legal services provided. Work done before 6 May 2010; no hourly rate agreed, but all between £100 and £250 per hour save where specified. All payments exclusive of VAT, all gross (Updated 20 August 2013):

Solicitors: John Graham & Co. Address: 24 Neptune Court, Ocean Way, Cardiff CF24 5PJ:

Received £1,249.99 on 11 July 2015, for work carried out on various dates between 21 August 2008 and 29 June 2009; no specific hourly rate.
(Registered 24 July 2015)

Solicitors: Macleod. Address: 32 Widmore Road, Bromley BR1 1RY:

Received £400 on 13 August 2015, for work carried out on 10 September 1997; no specific hourly rate. (Registered 02 September 2015)

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)

Name of donor: Calor Gas Ltd
Address of donor: Athena House, Athena Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick, CV34 6RL
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: printing 16,000 copies of booklet on how to save on energy bills, value £2,800; distribution in my constituency, value £540, and postage to outlying areas, value £160; £3,500 in total
Date of receipt: 24-30 November 2015
Date of acceptance: 24-30 November 2015
Donor status: company, registration no 00303703
(Registered 01 December 2015)

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources

Name of donor: Atom Bank
Address of donor: Northumbria House, Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: a place at the Global Leadership Foundation's charity dinner at the Connaught Rooms, London; value £750
Date received: 22 October 2015
Date accepted: 22 October 2015
Donor status: company, registration 08632552
(Registered 11 November 2015)

Name of donor: Sunil Mehra
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: a ticket to the Rugby World Cup Final at Twickenham; value £715
Date received: 31 October 2015
Date accepted: 31 October 2015
Donor status: individual
(Registered 11 November 2015)

Name of donor: The Jockey Club
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality whilst attending Liverpool races with a value of £399
Date received: 7 April 2016
Date accepted: 7 April 2016
Donor status: company, registration 2909409
(Registered 29 April 2016)

4. Visits outside the UK

Name of donor: Falkland Islands Government
Address of donor: The Secretariat, Stanley, Falkland Islands FIQQ 1ZZ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation with a value of £3,366.08
Destination of visit: Falkland Islands
Date of visit: 10-17 February 2016
Purpose of visit: cross party familiarisation visit to meet the Falkland Island Government, visit the Mount Pleasant military base, assess what UK taxpayers are contributing, and understand how public services are provided in the islands.
(Registered 15 March 2016)

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital

From 28 January 2016, a director of Tynedale Community Ventures Ltd; a company supporting social enterprise. (Registered 22 March 2016)

8. Miscellaneous

Investment of start up capital in Atom Bank, currently registered as Crossco 1337 plc. (Registered 13 May 2014)

10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client

Until 24 March 2016, my partner, Flora Coleman, was employed as a corporate affairs consultant by MHP Communications. (Registered 27 July 2015; updated 31 March 2016)


Prepared 8th June 2016