Israel Spielman was perhaps our first colleague from an ethnic minority when he joined HM Land Registry shortly before the First World War. Today just over 5% of our staff declare they’re from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background, a figure we are striving to increase.
Our Women’s Network members are proudly following in the footsteps of all the influential women before them. We asked them to share some of their own stories about helping to break barriers in the workplace.
Most first registrations are your typical residential properties, such as flats, garden land and houses. So it’s interesting when we receive applications to register property that are not the norm.
Two young men from HM Land Registry were among the British troops who landed in Normandy on D-Day 75 years ago today. Our amateur historian Peter Mayer tells their stories.
Maggie Telfer talks about the history of the Land Register and how HM Land Registry is working towards comprehensive registration by 2030.
Infantryman Ernest McDouall survived to see the Armistice which ended the First World War on 11 November 1918 – but is honoured today as one of the 14 HM Land Registry men who lost their lives as a result of the conflict.
People sometimes ask us "How old is my house?", because they need this information to take out building insurance. Here are some things you can do to explore the age of a property.
To mark National Poetry Day, HM Land Registry amateur historian Peter Mayer tells the story of lawyer, soldier, politician and poet Guy Kindersley.
Amateur historian Peter Mayer tells the story of Cyril Lewis, a Land Registry lawyer and infantry officer who became one of the million casualties of the Battle of the Somme a century ago.