Land Registry privatisation plan set to falter

Ryan Fowler

July 6, 2016

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The government’s controversial plan to privatise the Land Registry looks likely to be scrapped in light of objections in the House of Commons. 

The move, which needs parliamentary assent, looks likely to face defrat in the Commons following a debate on the matter.

George Freeman, a minister in the department of business, said the government had heard “loud and clear” the views expressed by all parties.

Scrapping Land Registry privatisation ‘a victory for common sense’

He also said that he had “no idea what those currently looking to form the new administration will want to do when they are in office but anyone reading this debate today will have seen loud and clear the views of those who have spoken on all sides of the house”.

Business secretary Sajid Javid announced plans to privatise the Land Registry in April in a bid to make it more efficient.