Land Registry Privatisation News
The government is backing down on plans to sell off the Land Registry! Last week 38 Degrees members emailed our MPs in our thousands. We asked them to attend a debate on the Land Registry and speak out against government plans to privatise the profitable public service.MPs from all sides lined up to criticise the plans. And they mentioned the 38 Degrees petition and our people powered investigation in the debate. The minister in charge said he’d heard the criticisms “loud and clear” and kicked the sell-off into the long grass. It’s a breakthrough moment in a hard fought campaign. Here’s what 38 Degrees members did together:
- 38 Degrees member James uses the Land Registry for work every day. So when the government snuck out plans to privatise the profitable public service, he started a petition on 38 Degrees’ Campaigns by You website. A whopping 310,000 of us got behind him - and our huge petition hit the headlines. 
- 20,000 of us took part in a government consultation on the plans.  From worries about a hike in prices, to the fears about who’d have access to our data - we made sure our concerns were heard.
- Thousands of us chipped in to hire an investigator to dish the dirt on the companies in the running to buy the Land Registry. All four had links to offshore tax havens.  Our explosive findings were splashed all over The Times - and MPs used our investigation to criticise the government’s plans. 
- And last week, before our MPs headed to the debate in Westminster, we made sure they knew this was something their constituents cared about.
These are turbulent times in politics, and no one can say for certain when a new government will be in place, and who will be leading it. But in all the uncertainty, there’s one thing we know for sure: if a new government dusts off the short-sighted plans to privatise the Land Registry, there’s hundreds of thousands of us ready to stop them.
 Reuters: British government signals re-think on Land Registry sell-off: Click Here for Article
 The Guardian: Land Registry sell-off decision likely to land in new government's lap: Click Here for Article
 The Guardian: Land Registry Privatisation petition: Click Here for Article
 38 Degrees: Land Registry consultation: Click Here for Article
 38 Degrees: Land Registry investigation: Click Here for Article
 Unfortunately The Times article on our investigation is behind a paywall: Click Here for Article
This open letter signed by politicians from lots of parties used our investigation to criticise the government plans:
The Guardian: Scores of MPs demand Land Registry privatisation be called off: Click Here for Article