GeoVation camp 2015: the end process


Nine GeoVation finalists attend the GeoVation camp in Southampton, hoping to win a share of the £101,000 prize pot by impressing the four judges with their ideas on ‘How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?’ Supported by external helpers, Chris Jones describes his experience as a Land Registry helper.

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Land Registry joins the ODI


Land Registry is now a proud member of the Open Data Institute (ODI) – joining like-minded organisations from business, the public sector and academia. Our membership opens up a series of opportunities to discover the true value of our data. Through collaboration we are hopeful we will develop better ways of helping our customers unlock new enterprises and social value.

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Tracing the origins of Transaction Data

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The roots of our Transaction Data go all the way back to our foundation in 1862 and the first land and property applications submitted to us for registration. Over more than 150 years we’ve been amassing a rich store of information, first on paper but now in digital format. It’s the source of the data we now make available for free.

Transaction Data calculates the number of submitted applications we’ve completed, by account customers (typically conveyancers and/or lenders) in the preceding month.

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Have you remortgaged recently? Help us with our research

remortgage research

As part of the plan for our new digital land registration services we’re looking to see how we can register digital applications online. To help us understand what users need we’re looking to carry out research across a number of sectors including lenders, solicitors and conveyancers, and homeowners. Are you a homeowner? We’re keen to…

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Looking back at 2014


As 2015 begins, we have been looking back at what was a very busy 2014 for Land Registry. In 2014 our intakes were the highest they have been for over seven years. We have processed over 32 million applications which underpinned property sales worth hundreds of billions of pounds in a buoyant property market.

Moving our new digital services into Beta

Beta user research

We passed the Digital by Default standard assessment – so what’s next for continuing our journey to develop our new digital services? We’re kicking off the next phase of development and moving into Beta. Our teams will be split into the different services we’ll offer, these include: Property page We’ll be launching individual pages for each property…

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Making it easier online


This Christmas, it’s estimated that 83 per cent of British shoppers will do at least part of their Christmas shopping online and you can do most of your land registration work online too.

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Assessing government digital services

growing capabilties

For our new digital services to go live on GOV.UK, we need to meet the criteria in the Digital by Default Service standard. Service assessments are completed by a panel – this can include GDS with other trained assessors from across government. As part of our digital journey, we’ve continued to grow our capabilities and…

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Project promotes cross-border conveyancing

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We have recently been involved with developing a system aimed at facilitating the conveyancing process across the EU. The project is called CROBECO, which stands for “Cross Border e-Conveyancing”. The second part of this project is drawing to a close, following its closing conference in London on 1 December.

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GOV.UK: A quick “how to”


It can take time to get used to a new website. In a previous blog, we talked about how we have continued to develop our new pages on GOV.UK since we went live some three months ago. Here we wanted to give you some quick tips to help you find what you are looking for more quickly.

What’s the benefit of Linked Data?

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Linked Data has the power to deliver a web of rich, interconnected information, where data is not just clumps of zeros and ones parked somewhere in a spreadsheet, but a sea of meaningful connections ready for you to use.

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Sharing best practice across Europe


This week I am travelling to Baku in Azerbaijan to talk at a conference hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) and the World Bank.

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GOV.UK: What we’ve changed


In the first of two blog posts about our new pages on GOV.UK, we explore how we are developing our pages. It’s been three months since we moved our website to GOV.UK. Our content went live at the end of August, but that hasn’t been the end of the story…

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