Victory for union campaign as Land Registry sell-off plan reportedly scrapped

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Reposted from PCS website

Commenting on reports today the government will scrap its plan to sell off the Land Registry, a PCS spokesman said:

“This would be a victory for the thousands of Land Registry staff who campaigned with industry professionals against the plans, and very welcome news for millions of people who rely on it to provide a reliable, impartial and hugely important public service.

“We want the Land Registry to work with us on our proposals to strengthen the agency in future, but serious questions must be asked of senior officials and ministers who tried to push through what would have been a very damaging and totally unnecessary sell-off.”

Controversial plans to privatise the Land Registry have been scrapped by the Government after a revolt by civil servants.

The sell-off had been expected to raise at least £1.2 billion for the Treasury, but an announcement in January that the…

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