House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 2 May 2023

Afolami, Bim (Hitchin and Harpenden)

Afolami, Bim (Hitchin and Harpenden)

1. Employment and earnings

From 28 April 2022, I am a regular panellist for Talk TV, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF. (Registered 06 June 2022)

8 July 2022, received £2,275 for appearing on the News Desk and other programmes. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 15 July 2022)

15 August 2022, received £2,600 for appearing on the News Desk and other programmes. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 05 September 2022)

24 October 2022, received £3,900 for appearing on the News Desk and other programmes. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 03 November 2022)

23 November 2022, received £950 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 23 November 2022)

22 December 2022, received £1,625 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 22 December 2022)

22 February 2023, received £950 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 22 February 2023)

23 March 2023, received £1,375 for appearing on the News Desk and other programmes. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 03 April 2023)

24 April 2023, received £1,625 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 24 April 2023)

From 16 January 2023, Partner in Warre Constable LLP, The Barn, Lamport Manor, Old Road, Lamport NN6 9HF, a family business providing professional advice with respect to property management, mediation services and legal and financial matters. I expect some of the clients, to whom I personally provide services, to require confidentiality under relevant legal and professional codes. Any hours and payments will be listed below. (Registered 26 January 2023; updated 08 March 2023 and 02 May 2023)

From 18 January 2023, Chair of the Regulatory Reform Group, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA, which involves writing, legal and financial analysis, research, and chairing several discussions with numerous stakeholders. Warre Constable LLP receives payments in return for my work as Chair from WPI Strategy (research advisory business), 28 Church Road, Stanmore HA7 4XR. From 18 January 2023 to 27 February 2023, this was an unpaid role. (Registered 02 May 2023)

28 February 2023, payment of £2,000 to Warre Constable LLP. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 02 May 2023)

30 March 2023, payment of £2,000 to Warre Constable LLP. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 02 May 2023)

From 31 March 2023 until further notice, Warre Constable LLP receives £2,000 a month for my work as Chair of the Regulatory Reform Group. Hours: 15 hrs a month. (Registered 02 May 2023)

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

Name of donor: Oliver R M Maughan
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £70,000 to support my office work
Date received: 1 July 2022
Date accepted: 21 July 2022
Donor status: individual
(Registered 26 July 2022)

Name of donor: Hitchin and Harpenden Portcullis Club
Address of donor: PO Box 1241, Harpenden AL1 9JF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £14,000
Date received: 23 December 2022
Date accepted: 23 December 2022
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 05 January 2023)

Name of donor: Hitchin and Harpenden Portcullis Club
Address of donor: PO Box 1241, Harpenden AL1 9JF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,025
Date received: 24 April 2023
Date accepted: 24 April 2023
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 24 April 2023)

Name of donor: WPI Strategy
Address of donor: 28 Church Road, Stanmore HA7 4XR
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: In kind support of secretariat services for the Regulatory Reform Group, value £7,500
Date received: 18 January 2023 to 31 December 2023
Date accepted: 18 January 2023
Donor status: company, registration 08352214
(Registered 02 May 2023)

Name of donor: Pension Insurance Corporation
Address of donor: 14 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: In kind support of the production of a Regulatory Reform Group report, value £2,500
Date received: 18 April 2023
Date accepted: 18 April 2023
Donor status: company, registration 05706720
(Registered 02 May 2023)

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources

Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque Ltd
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley KT24 6QX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Food and accommodation (two nights) while attending the Franco-British Colloque 2023 in London, value £986
Date received: 26-28 January 2023
Date accepted: 26 January 2023
Donor status: company, registration 06913437
(Registered 03 February 2023)

4. Visits outside the UK

Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque Ltd
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley KT24 6QX
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Two nights' accommodation including meals, value £1,054
Destination of visit: Versailles, France
Dates of visit: 30 June - 2 July 2022
Purpose of visit: To participate in the Franco-British Colloque.
(Registered 15 July 2022)

Name of donor: Coalition for Global Prosperity
Address of donor: 1 Horse Guards Parade, London SW1A 2HU
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel £1,982.60, accommodation £569.26, subsistence £769.23, total value £3,321.09
Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA
Dates of visit: 12-16 February 2023
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding political delegation to strengthen transatlantic relations on development, defence and diplomacy and to meet American politicians, policymakers and experts.
(Registered 21 February 2023)

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

From 16 January 2023, Warre Constable LLP, which provides advice on property management, mediation services and legal and financial matters. (Registered 16 January 2023)

8. Miscellaneous

Member (unpaid) of the Ditchley Foundation's Programme Committee. (Registered 06 July 2017)

From June 2017, Member (unpaid) of the Court of the University of Bedfordshire. (Registered 30 January 2018)

From 13 September 2018, Member (unpaid) of the Financial Inclusion Commission, a cross-party organisation which supports the principle of increased financial inclusion in the UK. (Registered 21 September 2018)

From 22 October 2018, Trustee (unpaid) of the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Oxford Foundation, which supports the Oxford Union Literary and Debating Trust and through it the charitable activities of the Oxford Union Society. (Registered 05 November 2018)

From 11 February 2022 until 6 July 2022, Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party. This was an unpaid role. (Registered 11 April 2022; updated 16 March 2023)

From 20 June 2022, Member of the Advisory Board of the Nick Maughan Foundation, which works to further a range of philanthropic initiatives in education, the environment and civic support schemes for disenfranchised communities. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 20 June 2022)

From 20 June 2022, Member of the Advisory Board of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, a non-profit organisation that supports informed debate on energy and climate change issues in the UK. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 20 June 2022)

 

Prepared 4th May 2023