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Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2022-23

Bill (5)

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

HL Bill 96 (as brought from the Commons)
27 January 2023
Lords
Bill 205 2022-23 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
30 November 2022
Commons
Bill 205 2022-23 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - large print
30 November 2022
Commons
Bill 154 2022-23 (as introduced)
22 September 2022
Commons
Bill 154 2022-23 (as introduced) - large print
22 September 2022
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 154 EN 2022-23
22 September 2022
Commons
Bill 154 EN 2022-23 - large print
22 September 2022
Commons

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum – 24 October 2022
24 October 2022
Commons
Memorandum from the Home Office and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
22 September 2022
Commons

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 25 January 2023
25 January 2023
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 25 January 2023 - large print
25 January 2023
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 24 January 2023
24 January 2023
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 24 January 2023 - large print
24 January 2023
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 January 2023
23 January 2023
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 January 2023
20 January 2023
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 19 January 2023
19 January 2023
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 January 2023
18 January 2023
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 17 January 2023
17 January 2023
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 16 January 2023
16 January 2023
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 13 January 2023
13 January 2023
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 January 2023
11 January 2023
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 29 November 2022
29 November 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 25 November 2022
25 November 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 24 November 2022
24 November 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 November 2022
23 November 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 November 2022
22 November 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 November 2022
18 November 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 November 2022
17 November 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 16 November 2022
16 November 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 November 2022
15 November 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 November 2022
14 November 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 November 2022
11 November 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2022
10 November 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 9 November 2022
9 November 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 8 November 2022
8 November 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 4 November 2022
4 November 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 November 2022
3 November 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 2 November 2022
2 November 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 November 2022
1 November 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 31 October 2022
31 October 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 28 October 2022
28 October 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 October 2022
27 October 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 26 October 2022
26 October 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 October 2022
25 October 2022
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 24 and 25 January 2023
24 January 2023
Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 29 November 2022
28 November 2022
Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 24 November 2022
24 November 2022
Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 22 November 2022
22 November 2022
Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 17 November 2022
17 November 2022
Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 15 November 2022
14 November 2022
Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 8 November 2022
7 November 2022
Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 3 November 2022
2 November 2022
Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 1 November 2022
31 October 2022
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Report Stage Proceedings as at 25 January 2023
25 January 2023
Commons
All proceedings up to 29 November 2022 at Public Bill Committee Stage
29 November 2022
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Briefing Paper on progress of the Bill
20 January 2023
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Call for written evidence: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill
17 October 2022
Commons

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) Memorandum - Parts 1-3 of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill (BEIS measures)
22 September 2022
Commons
European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) Memorandum - Parts 4-5 of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill (BEIS measures)
22 September 2022
Commons

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Written evidence submitted by Professor Nic Ryder (Cardiff University), Dr Samantha Bourton (University of the West of England, Bristol) and Dr Fiona Brimblecombe (The University of Manchester) (ECCTB30)
30 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by The Payments Association (further submission) (ECCTB31)
30 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Michael Barron, Director, Michael Barron Consulting Limited, and Tim Law, Director, Engaged Consulting Limited (joint submission) (ECCTB32)
30 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the UK Anti-Corruption Coalition (ECCTB28)
25 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by OneID (ECCTB29)
25 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Mark Hardy (ECCTB21)
23 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Elspeth Berry, Associate Professor of Law, Nottingham Law School (further/second supplementary submission) (ECCTB22)
23 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Mastercard (ECCTB23)
23 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Legal Services Board (ECCTB24)
23 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Professor John Heathershaw, University of Exeter, and Thomas Mayne, University of Oxford (supplementary submission) (ECCTB25)
23 November 2022
Commons
Letter from Kevin Hollinrake MP, Minister for Enterprise, Markets and Small Business, at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, dated 21 November 2022, re: Clarifications from Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill Public Bill Committee, Day 5, Thursday 17 November (ECCTB26)
23 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Peters and Peters Solicitors LLP (ECCTB27)
23 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) (ECCTB19)
18 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) (ECCTB20)
18 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by City of London Police (ECCTB11)
16 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by The Payments Association (ECCTB13)
16 November 2022
Commons
Letter submitted by Tom Tugendhat MP, Security Minister, Home Office, dated 8 November 2022, re: further Government Amendments (ECCTB14)
16 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Law Society of Scotland (ECCTB15)
16 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by UK Finance (ECCTB16)
16 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) (ECCTB17)
16 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) (ECCTB18)
16 November 2022
Commons
Supplementary written evidence submitted by OpenCorporates (ECCTB08)
9 November 2022
Commons
Supplementary written evidence submitted by Elspeth Berry, Associate Professor of Law, Nottingham Law School (ECCTB09)
9 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Spotlight on Corruption (ECCTB10)
9 November 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Transparency International UK, prepared with support from Open Ownership (ECCTB06)
2 November 2022
Commons
Letter from Kevin Hollinrake MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, dated 31 October 2022, re: further Government Amendments (ECCTB07)
2 November 2022
Commons
Letter from Tom Tugendhat MP, Security Minister, Home Office, and Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, dated 24 October 2022, re: Government Amendments (ECCTB04)
28 October 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by British Property Federation (BPF) (ECCTB05)
28 October 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body (ECCTB01)
26 October 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Encompass Corporation (ECCTB02)
26 October 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BCVA) (ECCTB03)
26 October 2022
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Impact Assessment on measures on Economic Crime
26 January 2023
Impact Assessment from the Home Office on Powers to seize illicit cryptoassets
26 January 2023
Impact Assessment from the Home Office on Exemptions for handling mixed suspected criminal and legitimate property (formerly called ringfencing)
26 January 2023
Impact Assessment from the Home Office on DAML (Defence Against Money Laundering Suspicious Activity Reports) Review
26 January 2023
Impact Assessment from the Home Office on Information Orders (IOs)
26 January 2023
Impact Assessment from the Home Office on Information sharing between regulated entities
26 January 2023
Impact Assessment from Ministry of Justice on Removing the statutory cap on financial penalties for the Law Society (as delegated to the Solicitors Regulation Authority) in relation to economic crime matters
26 January 2023
Impact Assessment from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
22 September 2022
Impact Assessment on Corporate Transparency and Companies House Register Reform
22 September 2022
Impact Assessment on Reform of limited partnership law
22 September 2022
Impact Assessment on Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill 2022 (Home Office measures)
22 September 2022
Impact Assessment from HM Treasury on Enhanced due diligence: designation of high-risk countries
22 September 2022
Impact Assessment from Ministry of Justice on New regulatory objective in the Legal Services Act 2007
22 September 2022

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far
29 November 2022
Commons
29 November 2022
Commons
24 November 2022
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24 November 2022
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22 November 2022
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22 November 2022
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17 November 2022
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17 November 2022
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15 November 2022
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15 November 2022
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8 November 2022
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8 November 2022
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3 November 2022
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3 November 2022
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1 November 2022
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1 November 2022
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27 October 2022
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27 October 2022
Commons
26 October 2022
Commons
25 October 2022
Commons

Link to the relevant section in the Commons Hansard Daily Report

Commons 2nd reading

2nd reading - Commons Hansard link
13 October 2022
Commons

Commons Report stage

Report stage (day 2) - Commons Hansard link
25 January 2023
Commons
Report stage (day 1) - Commons Hansard link
24 January 2023
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

3rd reading - Commons Hansard link
25 January 2023
Commons