Placing notices in The Gazette

The Gazette provides a permanent, official public record of important statutory and non-statutory notices.

As an official public record, notices can only be placed by verified persons acting in an official capacity, who have the authority to create an official record of fact. You can see all the types of notices placed in The Gazette here.

If you have already created an account to place notices in The Gazette, and are authorised to do so, you can sign in and place a notice. Here are some quick links for some frequently placed notices in The Gazette:

Place a Deceased Estates notice

Place an insolvency notice

Who can place notices in The Gazette?

Notices can only be placed in The Gazette by verified persons acting in an official capacity, who have the authority to create an official record of fact.

Here are some examples of people and organisations that may be authorised to place notices:

  • insolvency practitioners - who are appointed by the court to place notices relating to personal or corporate insolvency
  • solicitors and chartered accountants - who are appointed by the court to place notices related to personal or corporate insolvency, or who are appointed as executor of a will
  • executors of wills - who wish to place a deceased estates notice supported by a grant of probate or letter of administration
  • government departments, local government and regional authorities - who are appointed to place public notices, for example planning and highways notices and the creation of Statutory Rules

If you are unsure whether you are authorised to place a notice in The Gazette, you can find more information on authorised notice placers or contact us.

How do you place a notice in The Gazette?

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:

Online

If you wish to place a notice in The Gazette online, and you are authorised to do so, you will need to create an account. During this process, additional checks may be carried out to ensure that you are authorised to place the notice. Once your account has been approved, you can only place notices that you are authorised to place.

If you have already created an account, you can sign in and place your notice. Online submission routes include:

Web form

Web forms are ideal for placing a single notice at a time. They are easy to use and are currently available for placing:

  • deceased estates notices
  • winding up petitions (companies, partnerships)
  • creditors' voluntary liquidations (resolutions, meetings, appointments, deemed consent)
  • intended/final dividends (personal insolvency)

Excel template

Excel templates are available for deceased estates notices and are ideal for placing larger volumes of these notices. The template is limited to 20 notices per template, and can be downloaded from the 'Place a notice' page, once you have registered and logged in.

XML

XML files are ideal for submitting large quantities of notices. This submission route will require adherence to The Gazette schema, details of which are contained within The Gazette Developer Documentation.

API

Application program interface (API), based on REST principles. API access is carried out over HTTPS, and write access to the API is restricted to authorised users. Find the documentation to get you started on The Gazette's Github.

Other data formats

Other data submission formats are available (e.g. RDF). For more information please contact us.

For more information, please refer to our guide to online notice submission.

Post, fax or email

If you wish to place a notice in The Gazette by post, fax or email, please contact us.

Please note that you may be required to provide additional supporting information before a notice can be published in The Gazette to ensure that the notice is accurate, and that the legal, statutory and/or procedural requirements of the notice have been met.

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Pricing

The cost of placing a notice in The Gazette will depend on the type of notice being placed.

There are various ways of paying for notice placement. These include:

  • online - credit/debit card or billing account
  • offline - credit/debit card, cheque, postal order, bank transfer, payment by billing account

Payment is required in advance unless the notice placer has a billing account, which is subject to TSO terms and conditions for operating a credit account.

Price list

When are notices published in The Gazette?

When a notice is published in The Gazette, whether it relates to the London, Edinburgh or Belfast Gazette, it will be published on www.thegazette.co.uk, and this is the official version.

However, hard copy printed and pdf editions are also available:

  • The London Gazette is produced each working day, and will contain notices published online the day before.
  • The Edinburgh Gazette every Monday and Wednesday, and will contain notices published online in the preceding days.
  • The Belfast Gazette every Monday, which will contain all notices published online in the preceding week.

How long does it take to publish a notice in The Gazette?

  • The London Gazette: notices that are submitted by email, post or fax should be received before 11:30am, at least two working days ahead of publication. Instant online publishing is available for selected notice types.
  • The Edinburgh Gazette: notices that are submitted by email, post or fax should be received before 9:30am the working day ahead of publication. Instant online publishing is available for selected notice types.
  • The Belfast Gazette: notices that are submitted by email, post or fax should be received before 3pm the working day ahead of publication. Instant online publishing is available for selected notice types.

Publishing and copy deadline dates may change during bank holidays. For a full list of amended dates for the current UK bank holidays, please see bank holiday publishing and copy deadline dates.

The submission of notices to The Gazette is governed by notice placer terms and conditions and The Gazette's privacy policy sets out how any personal data is obtained and processed.

For more information on placing a notice in The Gazette, please contact us.