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To: George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Stop the privatisation of the Land Registry.

UPDATE 07/07/16
The government have scrapped their plans to sell of the Land Registry

Read more on the 38 degrees campaign here:

Stop plans to sell off the Land Registry

Why is this important?

The Land Registry records the ownership of all land and property in England and Wales.

If private companies get their hands on the Land Registry they’ll have one thing on their minds - profits. This could mean a hike in price for all of us, or a fall in standards because of cost-cutting measures.

The Land Registry is a public service that is self funding and is not a drain on public finance. There's no need to sell it off to the highest bidder.


2015-11-28 10:36:40 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2015-11-25 15:20:32 +0000

George Osborne failed to mention his plan to privatise the Land Registry in today's Autumn Statement. However you can find it buried on page 74 of the document.

"Subject to a value for money assessment, the government will:...consult on options to move operations of the Land Registry to the private sector from 2017"

It reminds us of how they tried to hide it in the Infrastructure Bill last time.

Here's a copy of the Autumn Statement


2015-11-24 16:39:26 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2015-11-24 13:58:03 +0000

500 signatures reached

2015-11-24 13:02:11 +0000

100 signatures reached

2015-11-24 12:58:29 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-11-24 12:57:20 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-11-24 12:56:15 +0000

10 signatures reached