Lord Best

Lord Best is a Crossbench Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 26 June 2001. His full title is The Lord Best OBE DL, and his given name is Richard Stuart Best.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Lord Best.

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Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Joint Chairman, International Property Media Awards (remunerated; but all remuneration donated to charity)

Category 5: Land and property

Property in Dorset from which rental income is received (owned principally by wife)

Category 7: Overseas visits

Visit to Santiago, Chile, 8-10 January 2020, to attend University of Chile with wife; travel and three nights’ accommodation costs paid by University
Visit to Taiwan, 27 July - 2 August 2019, as part of parliamentary delegation to meet with President and Senior Ministers; travel and accommodation costs paid by Taiwanese Government

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

Chair, Affordable Housing Commission
Chair, Centre for Social Justice Housing Commission

Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)

Chair, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Regulation of Property Agents Working Group
Member of the Court, York University
Member, Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Sponsor Board (appointed by House of Lords)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)

Member, Equity Release Council Advisory Board
Vice President, Chartered Trading Standards Institute
Vice President, Town and Country Planning Association
Vice-President (formerly President), Local Government Association

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chairman, Advisory Board, South East Europe Research Centre (share of expenses for one annual meeting paid by City University, Thessaloniki to cover most of the travel costs and some of the hotel costs) (interest ceased 4 July 2019)
Church Commissioner
Member, External Advisory Board, Crisis
President, Sustainable Energy Association