Bim Afolami

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Ceidwadwyr MP ar gyfer Hitchin and Harpenden

@BimAfolami

About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Bim Afolami) represents you, and all of the people who live in Hitchin and Harpenden, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Ceidwadwyr MP ar gyfer Hitchin and Harpenden

Aeth i mewn i'r Tŷ'r Cyffredin ar 9 Mehefin 2017 — Etholiad cyffredinol

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Themau o ddiddordeb

  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Department for Education
  • Made Smarter Review
  • Chemicals: Health Hazards
  • Govia Thameslink Railway
  • Refugees: Ukraine
  • Pharmacy: Health Services

Swyddogaethau cyfredol

  • Member, Building Societies Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill Committee (since 31 Ion 2024)
  • The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (since 13 Tach 2023)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Second Reading Committee (since 12 Ion 2022)

Swyddogaethau eraill yn y gorffennol

  • Member, Energy Bill [HL] Committee (17 Mai 2023 to 29 Meh 2023)
  • Member, Electricity and Gas Transmission (Compensation) Bill Committee (18 Ion 2023 to 25 Ion 2023)
  • Member, Business and Trade Committee (25 Hyd 2022 to 11 Rha 2023)
  • Member, Business and Trade Sub-Committee on National Security and Investment (25 Hyd 2022 to 11 Rha 2023)
  • Member, Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill Committee ( 7 Med 2022 to 18 Hyd 2022)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Committee (19 Ion 2022 to 25 Ion 2022)
  • Member, Dormant Assets Bill [HL] Committee (15 Rha 2021 to 11 Ion 2022)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) ( 5 Maw 2018 to 6 Tach 2019)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee ( 6 Tach 2017 to 6 Tach 2019)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Med 2017 to 22 Hyd 2018)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Ymddangosiadau diweddar

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Funerals: Pre-payment 18 Apr 2024

    In January 2021, the government legislated to bring all pre-paid funeral plan providers and intermediaries within the regulatory remit of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) from 29 July 2022. This has ensured that, for the first time,1.6 million funeral plan customers are protected by compulsory and robust regulation. The government consulted widely on the regulation of pre-paid funeral...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Funerals: Pre-payment 18 Apr 2024

    This is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is independent from Government. The FCA will respond to the Honourable Member by letter, and a copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House of Commons.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Funerals: Pre-payment 18 Apr 2024

    The government works closely with the FCA to continually review the regulatory perimeter to ensure that the right balance is struck between proportionately protecting consumers, minimising costs on business, and ensuring consumers have access to useful and affordable financial products and services. Once made aware of consumer detriment in the pre-paid funeral plans sector, the government...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 18 Maw 2024.

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)
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)
24 May 2023, received £950 for appearing on First Edition and other programmes. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 08 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 02 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 02 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 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)
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 07 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 09 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 06 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)

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