DBIS: Consultation on moving Land Registry operations to the private sector: seeks views on proposals to move the operation of the Land Registry into the private sector; however, ownership of the Registers would not change. Government will also continue to offer key protections to customers, including fees being set before Parliament and the continuation of the state-backed guarantee when a loss is incurred as a result of a mistake in the Register. It states that under private sector ownership, it is expected that a new owner will commit to making progress on delivering a central register of Local Land Charges which will become part of the core statutory functions of the Land Registry and will be one of the Registers remaining under government ownership. The Government anticipates consulting shortly regarding some of the rules of the new service. The consultation closes on 26 May 2016. (24 March 2016)