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Jul 16th, 2014

Land Registry: Victory!

By Rebecca Falcon

Fantastic news: the Government has scrapped its plans to sell off the Land Registry.

Over 100,000 38 Degrees members signed the petition to save the Land Registry – and together we helped push the government to back down.

Taken aback by the sheer number of people against their plans – from ordinary people, to trade unions and civil servants – government sources admitted it would have been “just too complicated” to get a law through to make this happen.

James, the 38 Degrees member who started the petition to stop the privatisation of the Land Registry on Campaigns by You says:

“The response from 38 Degrees members to the campaign has been fantastic. The Government’s response is a sign of what people can achieve when we get together.

The Government would need new legislation if they wanted to privatise the Land Registry – and that’s off the cards now until after the next election. So let’s all raise a glass to a job well done!”

It’s been an amazing few weeks for 38 Degrees members fighting for our public services. First, we stopped the privatisation of child protection services – and now we’ve put a stop to the Land Registry sell off. But most 38 Degrees members would agree that it’s no time to rest on our laurels.

And the only way we can keep making the case for public services – run for people over profit – is to remain completely independent. That’s why we’re funded by hundreds of thousands of 38 Degrees members who chip in and prioritise the campaigns that we run together.

Here’s a photo of the petition being handed in at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills:

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