The Gazette

The Gazette, the United Kingdom’s official public record, exists since almost 350 years. As the first official journal of record and the newspaper of the Crown, The London Gazette became an authoritative and reliable source of news. In 1699, the Edinburgh Gazette first appeared. In 1706 the Dublin Gazette, the forerunner of the Belfast Gazette, was born. From 1889, all three Gazettes were published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. Today, the Gazette is published by TSO, on behalf of The National Archives, following TSO’s successful retaining of the contract in 2012.

Today, the Gazette is divided into various areas of interest, which are continuously updated. They are accessible through separate links on the website:

  • Wills and probate notices. Deceased estates notices. In July 2015 almost 465.000 notices were available.
  • Insolvency notices. Corporate insolvency and personal bankruptcy notices. In July 2015 over 2 million notices were available.
  • All notices board. These notices include the Queen’s honours and awards, military, state, transport, and planning notices. In July 2015 over 3 million notices were available.
  • Awards and accreditation. Military and civilian awards. In July 2015 almost 850.000 notices were available.

Various search options are available. Some sections also have sector-related guides, industry news, and other resources.

Some notices are shown as text, while others are shown as scans from the original (in PDF format). It is also possible to browse recent issues of The Gazette (either the London Gazette, the Edinburgh Gazette, or the Belfast Gazette) as PDF.

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