Land Registry Privatisation

Union Chiefs have threatened strike action if the government attempts to privatise the Land Registry, a public sector organisation that employs hundreds of people. The Land Registry is responsible for recording land titles and keeping an inventory of UK property deals. Ministers have indicated that they want to carry out a feasibility study to see whether it could be privatised, but unions say previous studies have already shown privatisation is not viable, and warn that if ministers try to pursue a sell-off they "won't hesitate" to ballot members for strike action.