Private sector investment for the Land Registry

Alan Riley of Property PSL http://www.propertypsl.co.uk has allowed us to republish his article on the Land Registry

Private sector investment for the Land Registry
Posted by Alan_Riley on Sun, 17/10/2010 – 12:16
As part of the review of Government spending, the Land Registry reports that officials in the Ministry of Justice have been asked to undertake a feasibility study on the Land Registry to "scope out the opportunities presented by private sector investment." See Feasibility Study regarding Land Registry. The official line from the Cabinet Office announcement was: "HM Land Registry: Retain and substantially reform – Retain on the grounds of transparency – but Government will undertake a feasibility study to scope out the opportunities presented by private sector investment." The Land Registry announcement says that: "A number of options will be considered, ranging from greater private sector involvement in our commercial activities to full or partial privatisation of Land Registry."
(A former Land Registry member of staff has posted an internal email announcement on his website – see Another new development for Land Registry).
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