New website for The Gazette

What’s new?

The Gazette website has been digitally transformed, both inside and out, to deliver a more feature and functionality rich resource for all of its customers. New features include:

  • New, and more intuitive categorisation of notices
  • Enhanced search functions
  • Save notices feature
  • Save search criteria
  • New notice display making it easier to read key notice information
  • A mobile website allowing you to view notices on the move
  • Newsstand app enabling you to view the full editions of The Gazette
  • Location searching and new map displays
  • Market specific editions of The Gazette, including an Insolvency and a Wills and Probate edition
  • Bespoke editions allowing you to save notices of interest to you and create your own edition of The Gazette
  • Ability to access and download complete editions of The Gazette in PDF format
  • New Longitudinal datasets and access to Gazette data in multiple different data formats supporting re-use of this rich data source.

Find out what else has changed and what this means to you….

Why has the logo changed?

We have refreshed the brand and brought each Gazette edition The London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazette - under one over-arching brand ‘The Gazette’. So now you can search and access information from across each of the editions through one website. You can still place notices in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazette, and you can filter your search results by geographical edition.

Does this website replace the “old” website?

Yes. We have migrated all the notices, going all the way back to our very first edition in November 1665, and you can access them all on our new website. All links to the old websites will now direct you to www.thegazette.co.uk.

How easy is it for me to find the information I’m looking for?

We have improved our search function and changed the way notices are grouped in The Gazette so you can find the information you are looking for. We haven’t changed the notice codes, or notice titles, just the categories they sit within.

With our enhanced function, you can search The Gazette in a number of ways:

  • by name
  • by free text
  • by postcode or place
  • by date, or date range
  • by notice type
  • by edition

You can also prioritise your search results by the most recent or oldest, and even save your search to your personalised ‘MyGazette’ account to so you can re-run your specific search criteria at any time. You can also generate an RSS feed from your search criteria.

Using the free text search box you can create specific searches by using commonly used connectors, such as “OR”, “AND” or “NOT”.

You can find further information and guidance by reading our guide to searching, or by watching our video on searching The Gazette,

Do I need register to use the new functionality?

No, you don’t have to register to use The Gazette website, it is free to access and use.

However, if you would like to save your searches, favourite notices or create bespoke editions you will need to register. It is free to register with The Gazette and we will keep you up to date with upcoming changes and new features.

If you had an account on the old site you will need to create a new one .

How can I share interesting information?

We have created new tools to enable you to share information – whether by email, social media, or even embedding links in your own website.

Next to each notice is a “share icon”, and all you need to do is click and choose whether you want to share via email or by social media.

Is there a mobile site?

Yes. You can access The Gazette from your mobile devices and also from within Facebook. You can search, find, save and share notices on the move.

If you access the website www.thegazette.co.uk from a mobile device you will be directed to the mobile website. You can access the full website from your mobile device if you prefer.

How do I place a notice in The Gazette?

Notice placers should continue placing notices as you have done previously. We will let you know when you will be moved on to our new submission routes.

Are there any new features for notice placers?

Yes. We have created new and improved submission routes, including new webforms, XML and Excel template submission. You will also be able to save notices during production and view your pending notices. In addition, we have also added a new provenance trail that is published alongside notices to show you how your notice has been handled during the submission process.

All notices in The Gazette also now have a digital signature, providing assurances about the validity and authenticity of these digital records, Find out more about the new digital signatures link to digital signatures page.

Are there any changes to the printed editions?

From now on, the publication date of each notice is the date the notice published on www.thegazette.co.uk; whereas in the past, the publication date has been the date the notice appeared in the printed edition.

Printed and PDF copies of The Gazette editions are still available and will be printed as frequently as they are now.

Copy deadlines for The Gazette remain the same.

Is the information in The Gazette available in other formats?

You can now access Gazette data in a wider range of formats and we have created new longitudinal datasets

What’s next?

We’ll continue to update The Gazette with lots more content, including interesting articles, and more tools and interactive features to enhance your online experience. We’ll also be launching a range of commemorative products to celebrate you or your loved one’s appearances in The Gazette.

We will soon be rolling out a new notice submission route for individuals too, so why not register for a MyGazette account to keep in touch with our latest developments.

How else can I keep in touch with The Gazette?

You can keep in touch with The Gazette in a number of ways. You can register for a MyGazette personalised account and can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can ask us a question on social media @AskTheGazette.

Tell us what you think

We would love to hear your feedback about our new website. For any comments, questions or suggestions for new content, please contact commissioning@tso.co.uk.

We are really interested in your comments and thoughts on our new website for The Gazette. Please complete our online survey to leave your feedback.