Bim Afolami

Bim Afolami is the Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, and has been an MP continually since 8 June 2017. He currently holds the Government post of Economic Secretary (HM Treasury).

Registered Interests

The Register of Members’ Financial Interests is updated fortnightly online when the House is sitting, and less frequently at other times. Interests remain in the Register for twelve months after the interest has ended.

The interests set out below are those included in the most recently published version of the Register. All versions of the Register can be found here.

1. Employment and earnings

  • From 28 April 2022, I am a regular panellist for Talk TV, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF. (Registered 6 June 2022)
    • 23 March 2023, received £1,375 for appearing on the News Desk and other programmes. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 3 April 2023)
    • 24 April 2023, received £1,625 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 24 April 2023)
    • 24 May 2023, received £950 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 8 June 2023)
    • 24 June 2023, received £1,200 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 12 July 2023)
    • 23 October 2023, received £450 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 23 October 2023)
    • 21 November 2023, received £150 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 22 November 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 until 13 November 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 received payments in return for my work as Chair from WPI Strategy (research advisory business), 28 Church Road, Stanmore HA7 4XR. Except for the period 28 February 2023 to 31 May 2023, this has been an unpaid role. (Registered 02 May 2023; updated 01 June 2023 and 05 February 2024) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 7 November 2023. Paragraph 51 of the Procedural Protocol in respect of the Code of Conduct refers.
    • 28 February 2023, payment of £2,000 to Warre Constable LLP. Hours: 15 hrs. This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 7 November 2023. This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 7 November 2023. Paragraph 51 of the Procedural Protocol in respect of the Code of Conduct refers. (Registered 2 May 2023)
    • 30 March 2023, payment of £2,000 to Warre Constable LLP. Hours: 15 hrs. This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 7 November 2023. Paragraph 51 of the Procedural Protocol in respect of the Code of Conduct refers. (Registered 2 May 2023)
    • From 31 March 2023 until 31 May 2023, Warre Constable LLP received £2,000 a month for my work as Chair of the Regulatory Reform Group. Hours: 15 hrs a month. (Registered 02 May 2023; updated 01 June 2023)

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

  • 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
    This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 7 November 2023. Paragraph 51 of the Procedural Protocol in respect of the Code of Conduct refers.
    (Registered 2 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 2 May 2023)
  • Name of donor: Peter Rutland
    Address of donor: private
    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to support my office work
    Date received: 7 August 2023
    Date accepted: 7 August 2023
    Donor status: individual
    This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 7 November 2023. Paragraph 51 of the Procedural Protocol in respect of the Code of Conduct refers.
    (Registered 7 September 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: £6,900
    Date received: 15 September 2023
    Date accepted: 15 September 2023
    Donor status: unincorporated association
    (Registered 9 October 2023)
  • Name of donor: College Green Group
    Address of donor: 77 Victoria Street, Office 120, London SW1H 0HW
    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Secondment of a member of staff to my office from 1 October 2023 until 30 September 2024, value £35,000 (including all office expenses)
    Date received: 1 October 2023 - 30 September 2024
    Date accepted: 1 October 2023
    Donor status: company, registration 12270590
    (Registered 20 October 2023)
  • Name of donor: Justin DeWinter
    Address of donor: private
    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £45,000 to support my office work
    Date received: 10 October 2023
    Date accepted: 26 October 2023
    Donor status: individual
    (Registered 27 October 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: Christmas card printing and postage, value £1,486
    Date received: 15 December 2023
    Date accepted: 15 December 2023
    Donor status: unincorporated association
    (Registered 20 December 2023)
  • Name of donor: Lord Michael Farmer of Bishopsgate
    Address of donor: private
    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to support my office work
    Date received: 9 February 2024
    Date accepted: 9 February 2024
    Donor status: individual
    (Registered 21 February 2024)
  • 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: £10,000
    Date received: 12 February 2024
    Date accepted: 12 February 2024
    Donor status: unincorporated association
    (Registered 21 February 2024)

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources

  • Name of donor: Sky Arts
    Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5QD
    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to a Madonna concert in London, value £350
    Date received: 6 December 2023
    Date accepted: 6 December 2023
    Donor status: company, registration 02906991
    (Registered 27 December 2023)

4. Visits outside the UK

  • Name of donor: Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft
    Address of donor: Pariser Platz 6, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation (£240.15) and subsistence (£138.21), total value £378.36
    Destination of visit: Schloss Neuhardenberg
    Dates of visit: 14-16 September 2023
    Purpose of visit: Attendance at 73rd Konigswinter Conference.
    (Registered 13 October 2023)
  • 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): Food and accommodation for two nights), value £850
    Destination of visit: Paris, France
    Dates of visit: 25-27 January 2024
    Purpose of visit: Attending the Franco-British Colloque 2024.
    (Registered 30 January 2024)

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 6 July 2017)
  • From June 2017 until 15 November 2023, Member (unpaid) of the Court of the University of Bedfordshire. (Registered 30 January 2018; updated 28 December 2023)
  • From 13 September 2018 until 15 November 2023, 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; updated 28 December 2023)
  • From 22 October 2018 until 15 November 2023, 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; updated 28 December 2023)
  • From 20 June 2022 until 15 November 2023, 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 was an unpaid role. (Registered 20 June 2022; updated 28 December 2023)
  • From 20 June 2022 until 15 November 2023, 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 was an unpaid role. (Registered 20 June 2022; updated 28 December 2023)