Lord Bird

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Lord Bird.

The Register is updated continuously throughout each sitting day and at regular intervals on other days.

Category 1: Directorships

Director, The Big Issue Group Limited (which wholly owns The Big Issue Invest Limited and its subsidiaries (whose business is social finance) and the Social Enterprise Loan Fund (part of Big Issue Invest Limited, providing loans to charities/social enterprises), but the member is not a Director of The Big Issue Invest Limited; see also below)

Category 1: Directorships

Director, The Big Issue Company Limited (publishes weekly news magazine sold on the street by homeless people)

Category 1: Directorships

Director, The Big Issue Cymru Limited (Wales edition of Big Issue magazine)

Category 1: Directorships

Director, The Big Issue In Scotland Limited (Scottish edition of Big Issue magazine)

Category 1: Directorships

Director, Dunne Bird Ltd (vehicle for member's speaking engagements, book royalties, media appearances, writing commissions and the like)

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

One-off payment from Ashoka UK to defray expenses incurred in connection with member's unpaid post as Senior Fellow, Ashoka UK (see category 10(e))

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Consultant, Berricote Properties

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Speaking engagement, 5 January 2021, virtual event for ING Group (financial services)

Category 3: Person with significant control of a company (PSC)

Dunne Bird Ltd

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

The Big Issue Group Limited (see category 1)

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

Wedge Card Limited (loyalty card for local shops; see category 10(a))

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

Dunne Bird Ltd

Category 4: Shareholdings (b)

The Big Exchange Limited (building a new financial system in the UK)

Category 6: Sponsorship

The member's parliamentary researcher and adviser are employed by The Big Issue; in the 2020/21 financial year, The Big Issue received £30,000 donation from Liz Aitken and £30,000 from David Harrison/Harrison Foundation which was ring fenced to pay the parliamentary researcher and adviser (interest ceased 6 April 2021)

Category 6: Sponsorship

In the 2020/21 financial year, £170,000 received from Effective Giving via Ben Delo (money was paid to The Big Issue and ring fenced to pay Portland PR and full-time campaign manager) (interest ceased 6 April 2021)

Category 6: Sponsorship

In the 2021/22 financial year, £100,000 received from Longview Philanthropy via Pan Pan Wong (money was paid to The Big Issue and ring fenced to pay for a full-time campaign manager and for consultancy fees)

Category 6: Sponsorship

In the 2021/22 financial year, £30,000 received from David Harrison via the David Harrison Foundation (money was paid to The Big Issue and ring fenced to pay for a full-time parliamentary researcher)

Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

Hospitality is received from Ben Delo and his wife which during the course of the calendar year together amounts to more than £300 in value

Category 9: Miscellaneous financial interests

Founder, The Big Issue Foundation (but not a trustee or office-holder; the Big Issue Foundation is a separate legal entity from The Big Issue Group Limited and The Big Issue Company Limited (category 1))

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, Wedge Card Limited (loyalty card for local shops)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, The Big Issue Digital Limited

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, Social Brokers Foundation (not currently trading)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, Prevention Convention Ltd (not currently trading)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Senior Fellow, Ashoka UK