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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is an island country in Northwestern Europe, off the north-western coast of the continental mainland. It comprises England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 30,910 entities connected with the United Kingdom. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 8 data sources published by authorities or organizations based in the United Kingdom. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

NamePublisherCoverageEntities
DPRK ReportsKorea Risk Group at RUSInon-official sourceupdated daily5,540
UK Companies House Disqualified DirectorsThe Insolvency Serviceupdated daily3,028
UK Companies House People with Significant ControlUK Companies Houseupdated weekly659
UK FCDO Sanctions ListForeign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)updated daily4,430
UK HMT/OFSI Consolidated List of TargetsOffice of Financial Sanctions Implementationupdated daily5,929
UK HMT/OFSI Investment BansOffice of Financial Sanctions Implementationupdated daily12
UK NCA Most WantedNational Crime Agency (NCA)updated daily22
UK Proscribed Terrorist Groups or Organizationslegislation.gov.ukupdated daily92

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 4,873 entities identified as PEPs connected with the United Kingdom.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Administrator1--
Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom-41
King1--
King1--
Political Secretary to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom-1-
Prime Minister1--
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom-61
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, & Minister for the Union1--
Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister-6-
Private Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister-5-
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Bermuda Minister of National Security-21
Chancellor of the Exchequer181
Chief Minister of Gibraltar-11
Chief Minister of Jersey-41
Chief Secretary to the Treasury1171
Commercial Secretary to the Treasury-4-
Deputy Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, & Secretary of State in the Cabinet Office1--
Economic Secretary to the Treasury-161
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury-93
Financial Secretary to the Treasury-151
Home Secretary-111
Junior Minister-72
Lord Chancellor-111
Lord Chancellor & Secretary of State for Justice1--
Minister for Agriculture and Food-9-
Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism-3-
Minister for Business, Tourism and The Port--1
Minister for Cabinet Office--1
Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning-1-
Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills-1-
Minister for Climate Change--1
Minister for Culture and Tourism-1-
Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries-52
Minister for Defence People-1-
Minister for Digital, Financial Services and Public Utilities--1
Minister for Disabled People-6-
Minister for Education, Sport and Culture-31
Minister for Enterprise-6-
Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform-1-
Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform-3-
Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture-21
Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science-6-
Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity-1-
Minister for Health and Social Care-4-
Minister for Housing and Local Government-1-
Minister for Housing and Welfare-11
Minister for Infrastructure-5-
Minister for Intergovernmental Relations-2-
Minister for International Security Strategy-3-
Minister for Justice-11
Minister for Justice and Home Affairs-11
Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment-2-
Minister for London-8-
Minister for Loneliness-1-
Minister for Pensions and Ageing Society-22
Minister for Policy and Reform-1-
Minister for Refugees-1-
Minister for Security and Immigration-1-
Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility-5-
Minister for Social Justice and Public Service Delivery-1-
Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration-1-
Minister for Sport and Civil Society-21
Minister for the Cabinet Office-11
Minister for the Cabinet Office-191
Minister for the Civil Service-61
Minister for the East Midlands-2-
Minister for the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change and Education--1
Minister for the Union-21
Minister for Transport and Veterans-51
Minister for Women and Equalities-111
Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber-1-
Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights-1-
Minister of Economic Development-1-
Minister of Economic Development and Tourism-1-
Minister of Economy and Labour--1
Minister of Education of Betmuda--1
Minister of Education, Labour, Employment and Customer Service--1
Minister of Finance-11
Minister of Finance-12
Minister of Finance--1
Minister of Health--1
Minister of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services-21
Minister of Home Affairs--1
Minister of Home Affairs--1
Minister of Home Affairs, Public Utilities and Transportation--1
Minister of Immigration and Border Services--1
Minister of Innovation & Environment--1
Minister of Labour-1-
Minister of Legal Affairs--1
Minister of MICUH--1
Minister of Physical Planning and Infrastructure Development-11
Minister of Public Works--1
Minister of Social Development--1
Minister of Social Development and Sport-1-
Minister of State at the Cabinet Office-41
Minister of State for Africa and International Development-2-
Minister of State for Asia-3-
Minister of State for Biosecurity, Marine and Rural Affairs-1-
Minister of State for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency-1-
Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities--1
Minister of State for Care and Mental Health-1-
Minister of State for Care Services-23
Minister of State for Children and Families-11
Minister of State for Children in Northern Ireland-1-
Minister of State for Cities and Constitution-1-
Minister of State for Climate-2-
Minister of State for Climate, Environment and Energy--1
Minister of State for Communities and Local Government-3-
Minister of State for Competitiveness-1-
Minister of State for Courts and Justice-3-
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National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Leader of the House of Commons-13-
Leader of the House of Commons-131
Member of Parliament--1
Member of the 3rd Scottish Parliament-122-
member of the 53rd Parliament of the United Kingdom-602-
member of the 54th Parliament of the United Kingdom-620-
member of the 55th Parliament of the United Kingdom-653-
member of the 56th Parliament of the United Kingdom-655-
member of the 57th Parliament of the United Kingdom-654-
member of the 58th Parliament of the United Kingdom-58615
Member of the 6th Northern Ireland Assembly-1133
Member of the House of Commons-1,17287
member of the House of Lords-2171,095
Speaker of the House of Commons-11
National judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom-41
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom-228
President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom-31
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Governor of the Bank of England--2
Governor, Bank of England121
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Argentina to the United Kingdom-11
ambassador of Colombia to the United Kingdom-13
ambassador of Egypt to the United Kingdom-12
Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom-61
ambassador of Hungary to United Kingdom-21
Ambassador of Iran to the United Kingdom-32
ambassador of Israel to the United Kingdom--1
ambassador of Norway to the United Kingdom-51
Ambassador of Romania to the United Kingdom-31
ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom-31
ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom-31
ambassador of the United Kingdom--1
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Afghanistan-10-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Albania-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Algeria-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Angola-6-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Argentina-4-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Armenia-61
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Austria-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Azerbaijan-61
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Bahrain-5-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Belarus-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Belgium-4-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Bolivia-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Bosnia and Herzegovina-6-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Brazil-4-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Bulgaria-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Burkina Faso-2-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Burundi-21
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Cambodia-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Cape Verde-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Chad-1-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Chile-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to China-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Colombia-5-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Costa Rica-31
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Croatia-4-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Cuba-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Côte d'Ivoire-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Denmark-4-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Ecuador-5-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Egypt-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to El Salvador-31
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Equatorial Guinea-1-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Eritrea-71
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Estonia-31
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Ethiopia-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Finland-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to France-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Gabon-1-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Georgia-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Germany-4-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Greece-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Guatemala-61
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Guinea-5-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Guinea-Bissau-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Haiti-31
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Honduras-31
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Hungary-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Iceland-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Indonesia-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Iran-6-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Iraq-9-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Ireland-5-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Israel-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Italy-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Japan-52
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Jordan-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Kazakhstan-31
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Kosovo-4-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Kuwait-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Kyrgyzstan-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Laos-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Latvia-6-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Lebanon-5-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Liberia-21
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Libya-10-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Lithuania-4-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Luxembourg-31
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Macedonia-5-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Madagascar-21
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Mali-8-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Mauritania-61
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Mexico-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Micronesia-1-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Moldova-5-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Mongolia-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Montenegro-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Morocco-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Myanmar-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Nepal-42
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Nicaragua-31
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Niger-71
ambassador of the United Kingdom to North Korea-6-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Norway-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Oman-41
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Palau-1-
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Panama-51
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Paraguay-31
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Peru-5-
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Subnational government positions

Number of known occupants
Subnational head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
deputy First Minister-11
Deputy First Minister of Scotland-1-
Deputy Governor of Bermuda--1
Deputy Mayor of London--1
Deputy Mayor of London for Policing and Crime--1
First Minister of Northern Ireland-21
First Minister of Scotland-21
First Minister of Wales-11
Governor of Anguilla-21
Governor of Gibraltar-22
Governor of Montserrat-12
Governor of the Falkland Islands-11
Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands-21
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey-11
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man-13
Lord Mayor of London-216
Mayor of London--1
Subnational executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Bermuda Minister of Social Development and Seniors--1
Deputy Minister and Chief Whip-1-
Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism--1
Deputy Minister for Climate Change--1
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism-1-
Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport-1-
Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services-1-
Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government-1-
Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing--1
Deputy Minister for Social Partnership--1
Deputy Minister for Social Services--1
Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development-1-
Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise-1-
Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs-2-
Minister for Economy and Transport-1-
Minister for Education-1-
Minister for Education and Welsh Language--1
Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs-1-
Minister for Europe and International Development-3-
Minister for Finance and Local Government--1
Minister for Finance and Trefnydd-1-
Minister for Health and Social Services-11
Minister for Infrastructure-11
Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language-1-
Minister for Mental Health-1-
Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care-1-
Minister for North Wales-11
Minister for Parliamentary Business-2-
Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth-1-
Minister for Public Health-2-
Minister for Social Justice--1
Minister for Social Security and Local Government-1-
Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs--1
Minister of Communities-1-
Minister of Education-11
Minister of Health (Northern Ireland)--1
Minister of Justice--1
Subnational legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the 5th National Assembly for Wales-60-
Member of the 5th Scottish Parliament-131-
Member of the 6th Scottish Parliament-3126
Member of the 6th Senedd--60
Member of the House of Assembly of Bermuda-3514
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Northern Ireland-387
Speaker of the House of Assembly of Bermuda--1
Subnational judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Lord President of the Court of Session--3

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom-4620
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury-446
Deputy Lieutenant-133
Member of the Parliament of Gibraltar-24-
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster-161
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport-141
Sheriff of the City of London--15
Downing Street Chief of Staff-131
Shadow Secretary of State for Education-14-
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions-131
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury-121
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs-121
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills-12-
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government-111
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development-111
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport-111
Lords of Appeal in Ordinary-56
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence-101
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland-11-
Shadow Home Secretary-10-
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons-91
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice-82
Lord Privy Seal-81
Parliamentary Secretary-36
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland-81
Assistant Government Whip-71
Leader of the House of Lords-71
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer-62
Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities-62
United Kingdom Permanent Secretary-35
Chairman of Ways and Means-61
Chief of the Defence Staff-61
First Lord of the Treasury-61
Lord President of the Council-61
lord-in-waiting-52
National Security Advisor-61
Permanent Secretary to the Home Office-61
President of the Board of Trade-61
Shadow Minister for Railways-61
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales-7-
Chief of the Air Staff-51
Chief of the General Staff (United Kingdom)-51
Director of the Government Communications Headquarters--6
Director of the Number 10 Policy Unit-6-
First Sea Lord-6-
First Secretary of State-6-
Leader of the Opposition-51
Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth-6-
Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to NATO-42
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office-42
Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care-51
Solicitor General for England and Wales-51
spouse of the prime minister of the United Kingdom-15
United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the European Union Political and Security Committee-51
Chief Secretary-32
Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales-32
Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the Disarmament Conference-41
Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands-41
Shadow Lord Chancellor-41
Shadow Minister for Media, Data and Digital Infrastructure-32
United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the European Union-5-
apostolic nuncio to United Kingdom-22
Attorney General for England and Wales-31
Cabinet Secretary-31
Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service-31
Clerk of the Parliaments-31
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills-31
Department for Work and Pensions-31
Lord Speaker-31
Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the Council of Europe-31
Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the OECD-31
Permanent Secretary to the Department for Transport-13
President of Tynwald-31
Shadow First Secretary of State-31
Shadow Minister for International Development-13
Shadow Minister for Schools-13
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities-13
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change-4-
British Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao-3-
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning-3-
Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform-3-
Chief Negotiator for Exiting the European Union-3-
Department for International Development-21
Downing Street Director of Communications-21
Governor of Bermuda-12
Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords-12
Minister for the Economy-21
Parliamentary Private Secretary-12
Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster-21
Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury-21
Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury-21
Shadow Minister for Immigration-21
Shadow Minister for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs-12
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing-12
United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the Western European Union-3-
Advocate General for Scotland-11
Archbishop of Canterbury-11
Attorney General for Northern Ireland-11
Auditor General for Scotland-11
Chief Executive Officer of UK Government Investments-11
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What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...