John Lennon house and Lewis Hamilton mansion on offshore ownership register

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Yoko Ono, Hamilton and Uri Geller declare themselves beneficial owners of overseas firms that hold UK property

John Lennon’s first home, a £16.5m London mansion owned by Lewis Hamilton and the illusionist Uri Geller’s country house have emerged among properties owned via offshore companies, as part of a government transparency drive.

Hamilton, Geller and Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, all declared themselves to be the beneficial owners of overseas companies that hold property in the UK. Their disclosures are among thousands submitted to a new register that the government says will help ensure HMRC collects the right amount of tax by improving transparency around property ownership.

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