House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 2 May 2017

Costa, Alberto (South Leicestershire)

Costa, Alberto (South Leicestershire)

1. Employment and earnings

Consultant Solicitor with Nicholas Woolf and Co. Solicitors, 87 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1ET. From 1 October 2015 until further notice, I will receive £834 per month. Hours: up to 4 hrs per week. (Registered 22 October 2015)

7 October 2016, received additional payment of £279.25. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 11 October 2016)

4. Visits outside the UK

Name of donor: (1) Italian IPU Group; (2) All Party Parliamentary Group for Italy
Address of donor: (1) Protocol Office, Chamber of Deputies, Piazza del Parlamento, 24 00186 Rome; (2) c/o House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) hotel accommodation and lunch for me (£595) and my wife (additional cost of £135); (2) dinners on two evenings for myself and my wife (£74 each.)
Destination of visit: Rome, Italy
Dates of visit: 19 to 22 September 2016
Purpose of visit: With APPG Italy delegation, to discuss potential implication of Brexit with senior Italian parliamentarians, and also to meet with the British Ambassador and to attend a plenary of the chamber of Deputies.
(Registered 02 November 2016)

Name of donor: SSPG Ltd (the trading arm of the Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group otherwise known as SPG)
Address of donor: c/o McNair & Co, EBC House, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): , airport transfers, hotel and dinners on Friday and Saturday nights for myself and my wife, plus flights for me only; value £879.11
Destination of visit: Prague, Czech Republic
Date of visit: 25-27 November 2016
Purpose of visit: unremunerated participation in my capacity as a Consultant Solicitor to Nicholas Woolf & Co Solicitors in the Sole Practitioners Group Annual Conference. This included giving a speech and taking part on a panel discussion.
(Registered 20 December 2016)

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year

Flats in Glasgow and London, the latter owned jointly with my wife: (i) and (from June 2016) (ii). (Registered 02 June 2015; updated 28 June 2016 and 11 October 2016)

8. Miscellaneous

Practising solicitor in England and Wales; member of the Law Society of England and Wales. (Registered 22 October 2015)

From 31 October 2016, non-practising solicitor and notary public in Scotland. (Registered 22 October 2015; updated 9 November 2016)

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses

I employ my spouse, Dr Maria Costa, as part-time Office Manager. (Registered 20 April 2016)


Prepared 3rd May 2017