Examples

In the tools folder of the schema repository a script is available to generate dummy data, or blank example data files.

The following manually constructed examples highlight key elements of how beneficial ownership statements can be constructed.

A single direct owner

The example below represents a single statement, based on a UK PSC disclosure tha asserts 100% ownership of Chrinon Ltd by Chris Taggart.

{
  "statementGroups": [
    {
      "id": "9b57a603-ffdb-413c-ab8d-50a8325820c8",
      "beneficialOwnershipStatements": [
        {
          "id": "c4bbe7a6-ec59-43dd-8ef8-b6ec954a11b0",
          "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
          "entity": {
            "id": "3af298b8-a8db-48a6-b95c-f60bc8473dae",
            "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
            "type": "registeredEntity",
            "name": "CHRINON LTD",
            "foundingDate": "2010-11-18",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "GB-COH",
                "id": "07444723"
              }
            ],
            "addresses": [
              {
                "type": "registered",
                "address": "Aston House, Cornwall Avenue, London, N3 1LF",
                "country": "GB",
                "postCode": "N3 1LF"
              }
            ],
            "jurisdiction": "GB",
            "uri": "https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07444723"
          },
          "interestedParty": {
            "id": "7d70e955-facf-40fa-a35f-5c6fa9c6bd15",
            "statementDate":"2017-03-25",
            "type": "naturalPerson",
            "name": "Chris Taggart",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "MISC-etag",
                "id": "f6b02c26-317b-4840-b116-8b9f91bb393b"
              }
            ],
            "nationalities": [
              "GB"
            ],
            "alternateNames": [
              {
                "type": "detailed",
                "fullName": "Christopher Taggart",
                "patronymicName": "",
                "givenName": "Christopher",
                "familyName": "Taggart"
              }
            ],
            "birthDate": "1964-04",
            "addresses": [
              {
                "type": "service",
                "address": "Aston House, Cornwall Avenue, London, N3 1LF",
                "country": "GB",
                "postCode": "N3 1LF"
              }
            ]
          },
          "interests": [
            {
              "type": "shareholding",
              "interestLevel": "direct",
              "startDate": "2016-04-06",
              "share": {
                "exact": 100
              }
            }
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Updating ownership

To update a previous statement, a new beneficial ownership statement, with a replacesStatement property is required.

In the (fictional) example below, the previous statement that Chris Taggart has 100% ownership of Chrinon Ltd is replaced by a new statement showing 50% ownership. A separate statement in the statementGroup declares a new owner of the other 50%, although notes that this owner has not yet been identified such that their information can be disclosed.

Note that only changed statements need to new statement identifiers (assuming that the same orignal submissions of data are being used).

{
  "statementGroups": [
    {
      "id": "8ad354c4-59b7-4a05-9792-8584dd8ea8bc",
      "beneficialOwnershipStatements": [
        {
          "id": "499d1950-49b4-42c4-9076-30254f4314f7",
          "replacesStatement":"c4bbe7a6-ec59-43dd-8ef8-b6ec954a11b0",
          "statementDate": "2017-03-30",
          "entity": {
            "id": "3af298b8-a8db-48a6-b95c-f60bc8473dae",
            "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
            "type": "registeredEntity",
            "name": "CHRINON LTD",
            "foundingDate": "2010-11-18",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "GB-COH",
                "id": "07444723"
              }
            ],
            "addresses": [
              {
                "type": "registered",
                "address": "Aston House, Cornwall Avenue, London, N3 1LF",
                "country": "GB",
                "postCode": "N3 1LF"
              }
            ],
            "jurisdiction": "GB",
            "uri": "https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07444723"
          },
          "interestedParty": {
            "id": "7d70e955-facf-40fa-a35f-5c6fa9c6bd15",
            "statementDate":"2017-03-25",
            "type": "naturalPerson",
            "name": "Chris Taggart",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "MISC-etag",
                "id": "f6b02c26-317b-4840-b116-8b9f91bb393b"
              }
            ],
            "nationalities": [
              "GB"
            ],
            "alternateNames": [
              {
                "type": "detailed",
                "fullName": "Christopher Taggart",
                "patronymicName": "",
                "givenName": "Christopher",
                "familyName": "Taggart"
              }
            ],
            "birthDate": "1964-04",
            "addresses": [
              {
                "type": "service",
                "address": "Aston House, Cornwall Avenue, London, N3 1LF",
                "country": "GB",
                "postCode": "N3 1LF"
              }
            ]
          },
          "interests": [
            {
              "type": "shareholding",
              "interestLevel": "direct",
              "startDate": "2016-03-30",
              "share": {
                "exact": 50
              }
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          "id": "499d1950-49b4-42c4-9076-30254f4314f7",
          "statementDate": "2017-03-30",
          "entity": {
            "id": "3af298b8-a8db-48a6-b95c-f60bc8473dae",
            "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
            "type": "registeredEntity",
            "name": "CHRINON LTD",
            "foundingDate": "2010-11-18",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "GB-COH",
                "id": "07444723"
              }
            ],
            "addresses": [
              {
                "type": "registered",
                "address": "Aston House, Cornwall Avenue, London, N3 1LF",
                "country": "GB",
                "postCode": "N3 1LF"
              }
            ],
            "jurisdiction": "GB",
            "uri": "https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07444723"
          },
          "interestedParty": {
            "id": "c1e42267-680f-48c4-b5bf-6bb2a343b58f",
            "statementDate":"2017-03-30",
            "type": "unknownPerson",
            "missingInfoReason":"Owner identified, but details have not yet been confirmed."
          },
          "interests": [
            {
              "type": "shareholding",
              "interestLevel": "direct",
              "startDate": "2017-03-30",
              "share": {
                "exact": 50
              }
            }
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Joint ownership

To model joint ownership, an artificial ‘arrangement’, owned by the two parties responsible for it, should be included within a chain of ownership.

{
  "statementGroups": [
    {
      "id": "2d129b31-7d00-4b40-97d9-311848115f28",
      "beneficialOwnershipStatements": [
        {
          "#summary":"This statement shows an entity 100% owned by an arrangement",
          "id": "39d83fed-a5c4-47ef-a477-72a32860584a",
          "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
          "entity": {
            "id": "8549d14e-3864-44c2-a1f8-d5f397c4069e",
            "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
            "type": "registeredEntity",
            "name": "CHRINON LTD",
            "foundingDate": "2010-11-18",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "GB-COH",
                "id": "07444723"
              }
            ],
            "addresses": [
              {
                "type": "registered",
                "address": "Aston House, Cornwall Avenue, London, N3 1LF",
                "country": "GB",
                "postCode": "N3 1LF"
              }
            ],
            "jurisdiction": "GB",
            "uri": "https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07444723"
          },
          "interestedParty": {
            "id": "4cfc6d0c-8de4-4a62-803b-c0485fd61f68",
            "statementDate":"2017-03-25",
            "type": "arrangement",
            "name": "Joint shareholding",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "MISC-etag",
                "id": "ee4d04b1-48d5-48c2-a77b-2054a0fc8203"
              }
            ]
          },
          "interests": [
            {
              "type": "shareholding",
              "interestLevel": "direct",
              "startDate": "2016-04-06",
              "share": {
                "exact": 100
              }
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          "#summary":"This statement shows Person A owns 50% of the arrangement.",
          "id": "acdc0c13-43ea-4c5d-9bf9-4ee625dcfdd1",
          "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
          "entity": {
            "id": "d51e90c1-0f75-46de-92e4-8a9096c13128",
            "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
            "type": "arrangement",
            "name": "Joint shareholding",
            "foundingDate": "2015-01-01",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "MISC-etag",
                "id": "ee4d04b1-48d5-48c2-a77b-2054a0fc8203"
              }
            ],
            "jurisdiction": "GB"
          },
          "interestedParty": {
            "id": "ec6a9066-15e0-42a7-947e-6ae044c3c80a",
            "statementDate":"2017-03-25",
            "type": "naturalPerson",
            "name": "Person A",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "MISC-etag",
                "id": "7d779eaa-d4c8-4d0f-b21f-b19025525903"
              }
            ],
            "nationalities": [
              "GB"
            ],
            "birthDate": "1970-04"
          },
          "interests": [
            {
              "type": "shareholding",
              "interestLevel": "direct",
              "startDate": "2016-04-06",
              "share": {
                "exact": 50
              }
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          "#summary":"This statement shows Person B owns 50% of the arrangement.",
          "id": "afe5ad43-6367-41da-bec1-1c5f923d5ffe",
          "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
          "entity": {
            "id": "932a934e-03a9-4430-8a74-38672ce568ec",
            "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
            "type": "arrangement",
            "name": "Joint shareholding",
            "foundingDate": "2015-01-01",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "MISC-etag",
                "id": "ee4d04b1-48d5-48c2-a77b-2054a0fc8203"
              }
            ],
            "jurisdiction": "GB"
          },
          "interestedParty": {
            "id": "18db873b-c645-4f3c-8e9b-4db7d0e26d7d",
            "statementDate":"2017-03-25",
            "type": "naturalPerson",
            "name": "Person B",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "MISC-etag",
                "id": "90885848-bbab-4f97-b84d-ca50f6ec68f2"
              }
            ],
            "nationalities": [
              "GB"
            ],
            "birthDate": "1970-04"
          },
          "interests": [
            {
              "type": "shareholding",
              "interestLevel": "direct",
              "startDate": "2016-04-06",
              "share": {
                "exact": 50
              }
            }
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Ownership via trust

To model ownership via a trust:

{
  "statementGroups": [
    {
      "beneficialOwnershipStatements": [
        {
          "id": "1f5681e7-fd16-418c-885e-3d7edf151186",
          "#summary": "This statement shows a registered entity 100% controlled by a legal entity (a trust).",
          "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
          "entity": {
            "id": "9092e13f-798a-441e-99bd-2db993a1c72e",
            "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
            "type": "registeredEntity",
            "name": "HANSEN GROUP",
            "foundingDate": "1999-05-09",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "GB-COH",
                "id": "12345678"
              }
            ],
            "addresses": [
              {
                "address": "33 Ila Bridge, London, SE8 1TB",
                "type": "registered",
                "postCode": "SE8 1TB",
                "country": "GB"
              }
            ],
            "jurisdiction": "GB",
            "uri": "https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/12345678"
          },
          "interestedParty": {
            "id": "9a4d4a09-6d8d-43dc-881e-52a1fe74a120",
            "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
            "jurisdiction": "GB",
            "type": "legalEntity",
            "name": "Hansen Family Trust",
            "foundingDate": "1999-05-09",
            "addresses": [
              {
                "postCode": "SE1 4TS",
                "address": "432 Feil Knoll, London, SE1 4TS",
                "country": "GB",
                "type": "service"
              }
            ],
            "identifiers": []
          },
          "interests": [
            {
              "details": "A trust that owns 100% of the shares in an entity",
              "share": {
                "exact": 100
              },
              "interestLevel": "direct",
              "type": "shareholding"
            }
          ],
          "source": {
            "#summary": "A legal entity self-declaring a direct beneficial ownership interest.",
            "type": [
              "selfDeclaration"
            ],
            "assertedBy": [
              {
                "name": "Hansen Family Trust"
              }
            ]
          }
        },
        {
          "id": "ea875c67-95bc-4c80-b69d-15b8279ea117",
          "#summary": "This statement shows a legal entity 100% controlled by a natural person.",
          "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
          "entity": {
            "id": "29fe10b5-ad9e-48db-94a2-eb3b61f75688",
            "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
            "jurisdiction": "GB",
            "type": "legalEntity",
            "name": "Hansen Family Trust",
            "foundingDate": "1999-05-09",
            "addresses": [
              {
                "postCode": "SE1 4TS",
                "address": "432 Feil Knoll, London, SE1 4TS",
                "country": "GB",
                "type": "service"
              }
            ],
            "identifiers": []
          },
          "interestedParty": {
            "id": "f6b33181-1ef4-495f-aca1-e3b4d1e50917",
            "jurisdiction": "GB",
            "type": "naturalPerson",
            "name": "Dennis Hansen",
            "addresses": [
              {
                "postCode": "N1 9FT",
                "address": "705 Granville Locks, London, N1 9FT",
                "country": "GB",
                "type": "home"
              }
            ],
            "nationalities": [
              "GB"
            ]
          },
          "interests": [
            {
              "details": "A natural person who owns 100% of a trust that owns 100% an entity",
              "share": {
                "exact": 100
              },
              "interestLevel": "direct",
              "type": "shareholding"
            }
          ],
          "source": {
            "description": "A natural person self-declaring an direct beneficial ownership interest.",
            "type": [
              "selfDeclaration"
            ],
            "assertedBy": [
              {
                "name": "Dennis Hansen"
              }
            ]
          }
        },
        {
          "id": "45cf01ce-f9cd-4910-a6b9-4f8ec620285a",
          "#summary": "This statement shows a registered company 100% indirectly-controlled by a natural person",
          "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
          "entity": {
            "id": "9092e13f-798a-441e-99bd-2db993a1c72e",
            "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
            "type": "registeredEntity",
            "name": "HANSEN GROUP",
            "foundingDate": "1999-05-09",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "GB-COH",
                "id": "12345678"
              }
            ],
            "addresses": [
              {
                "address": "33 Ila Bridge, London, SE8 1TB",
                "type": "service",
                "postCode": "SE8 1TB",
                "country": "GB"
              }
            ],
            "jurisdiction": "GB",
            "uri": "https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/12345678"
          },
          "interests": [
            {
              "details": "A natural person that has an indirect shareholding in an entity through 100% ownership of a legal entity",
              "share": {
                "exact": 100
              },
              "interestLevel": "indirect",
              "type": "shareholding"
            }
          ],
          "interestedParty": {
            "id": "f6b33181-1ef4-495f-aca1-e3b4d1e50917",
            "jurisdiction": "GB",
            "type": "naturalPerson",
            "name": "Dennis Hansen",
            "addresses": [
              {
                "postCode": "N1 9FT",
                "address": "705 Granville Locks, London, N1 9FT",
                "country": "GB",
                "type": "home"
              }
            ],
            "nationalities": [
              "GB"
            ]
          },
          "source": {
            "description": "A natural person self-declaring an indirect beneficial ownership interest.",
            "type": [
              "selfDeclaration"
            ],
            "assertedBy": [
              {
                "name": "Dennis Hansen"
              }
            ]
          }
        }
      ],
      "id": "11ecc5a9-9e1c-46d7-bfc5-afff589eab48"
    }
  ]
}

Blank data

If the beneficial owner of Chrinon Ltd had not been identified, a null statement as follows could be used:

{
  "statementGroups": [
    {
      "id": "9b57a603-ffdb-413c-ab8d-50a8325820c8",
      "beneficialOwnershipStatements": [
        {
          "id": "c4bbe7a6-ec59-43dd-8ef8-b6ec954a11b0",
          "date": "2017-03-25",
          "entity": {
            "id": "3af298b8-a8db-48a6-b95c-f60bc8473dae",
            "statementDate": "2017-03-25",
            "type": "registeredEntity",
            "name": "CHRINON LTD",
            "foundingDate": "2010-11-18",
            "identifiers": [
              {
                "scheme": "GB-COH",
                "id": "07444723"
              }
            ],
            "addresses": [
              {
                "type": "registered",
                "address": "Aston House, Cornwall Avenue, London, N3 1LF",
                "country": "GB",
                "postCode": "N3 1LF"
              }
            ],
            "jurisdiction": "GB",
            "uri": "https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07444723"
          },
          "interestedParty": {
            "type": "unknown",
            "description":"No beneficial owner has been located. A search is ongoing."
          },
          "interests": [
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}