Gazette notices in 2019 by numbers

A total of 288,740 notices were placed in The Gazette in 2019. From deceased estates to zoo licensing, we look at the past year by official public notice numbers.

How many notices were published in The Gazette in 2019?

In 2019, The Gazette published 288,740 notices by registered and verified persons acting in an official capacity. These included:

Other state and public sector notices placed in The Gazette included:

Gazette Notices 2019

How many honours were awarded in the Queen’s Birthday and New Year honours lists in 2019?

There were a total of 1,801 GBE, KBE, DBE, CBE, OBE and MBE honours awarded to individuals in the Queen’s Birthday and New Year honours lists. Appointments were given for services to:

  • Education
  • Music
  • Cricket
  • The NHS
  • Transport
  • Charity
  • Criminal Justice
  • Scientific Research
  • Mental Health
  • British Space Industry

How many UK companies were incorporated in 2019?

There were 669,968 companies incorporated in 2019, including the incorporation of these business types:

  • 34 Archive activities
  • 56 Retail sale of musical instruments and scores
  • 154 Manufacture of beer
  • 305 Publishing of computer games
  • 723 Dental practice activities
  • 1,412 Painting

Why place official notices in The Gazette?

The Gazette provides a permanent, official public record of important statutory and non-statutory notices that can be used to support legal and other processes, and act as a means of advertising public notices.

There are various reasons as to why notices are placed in The Gazette, depending on the notice itself. Placing a deceased estates notice in The Gazette, for example, ensures that sufficient effort has been made to locate creditors before distributing an estate to beneficiaries. This protects the executor (or trustee) from being liable for claims from unidentified creditors.

Many other notices are required to be placed in The Gazette by law, as they provide the public with accessible and verifiable official records.

How do I place a notice in The Gazette?

If you are an authorised notice placer and wish to place a notice on The Gazette, you will need to register as one. Once your registration has been accepted you can place any notice that you are authorised to place – though you may be required to provide additional supporting information before the notice can be published.

There are various methods available for notice submission, and the most appropriate method for you will depend on the type and quantity of notices you wish to place:

Should you have any questions regarding placing a notice in The Gazette, please contact our customer services team by email ( or by telephone (+44 (0)333 200 2434).

See also

Placing notices in The Gazette

Gazette notices

Notice codes for all Gazette notices

Publication date: 27 January 2020