House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 7th July 2017

Benyon, Richard (Newbury)

Benyon, Richard (Newbury)

1. Employment and earnings

From 15 October 2015, director and Chair of the UK Water Partnership, a not for profit company set up to promote the interests of the UK water sector. Until further notice, I will be paid £15,000 a year (£3,750 quarterly) for an expected annual commitment of 12-14 days. (Registered 28 October 2015)

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation

Name of donor: Sir Christopher Gent
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 in support of my re-election campaign
Donor status: individual
(Registered 30 June 2017)

Name of donor: Lord Robert Iliffe
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 in support of my re-election campaign
Donor status: individual
(Registered 06 July 2017)

4. Visits outside the UK

Name of donor: (1) Professor Magdy Ishak; (2) Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) private; (2) Nile Corniche, Boulaq, Cairo Governate, Egypt
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Flights to a value of £1,386; (2) accommodation, food and transport to a value of £596
Destination of visit: Egypt
Dates of visit: 16-20 March 2017
Purpose of visit: Conservative Middle East Council parliamentary fact finding delegation.
(Registered 31 March 2017)

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

Landholdings in Hampshire and Berkshire (some in my constituency) comprising farmland, residential and commercial property, some potential development land, woodlands and gravel workings, for some of which rent is received: (i) and (ii)
Residential and commercial property in Hackney, for which rent is received: (i) and (ii)
Rural land and property in Inverness-shire: (i)

The majority of property in these estates is held in family trusts in the trusteeship of Englefield Estate Trust Corporation Limited, of which I am Director. This is the trustee of various family trusts in all of which either I or members of my wider family have beneficial interests. (Updated 9 January 2014)

8. Miscellaneous

From 12 October 2015 until 31 December 2016, unremunerated Associate Director, Sancroft International Ltd (consultants in corporate responsibility and environmental, social, ethical and planning issues), of 46 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AP. (Registered 21 October 2015; updated 09 August 2016 and 06 February 2017)

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses

I employ my sister, Catherine Haig, as part time Senior Researcher. (Registered 26 January 2017)

 

Prepared 21st July 2017