Placing 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.

Notices are accepted from authorised advertisers and individuals, and the validity of notice placement requests is checked prior to publication in The Gazette. Certain notice types will require supporting information to be provided.

If you are already registered to place a notice with The Gazette, please continue to use your usual submission route. This will either be on the old submission site, or you may have already moved across to the new site.

How to 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 at any one time:

Web form, Excel template or XML notice submission

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

To place this notice you will first need to register as either an organisation or an individual. Once your registration has been confirmed, a deceased estates notice can be placed here. You will be required to upload supporting documentation. Verified organisational notice placers will not have to submit documents for approval, thus allowing a faster and more convenient route to publication.

Web forms – coming soon:

  • winding up petitions (companies, partnerships)
  • creditors’ voluntary liquidations (resolutions, meetings, appointments, final meetings, notices)
  • first/interim dividends (personal insolvency)

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.

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. This can be downloaded from the ‘place a notice page’, once a user is registered and logged in. 

Placing a notice via web form, Excel template or XML is more cost-effective than by email, fax or post. The full price list of each notice and submission route can be viewed here.

To place a notice via web form or XML on the old submissions site, you will need to set up an account by emailing or calling the relevant Gazette edition that you wish to place a notice in: London, Edinburgh or Belfast. For example, if you wish to place a notice in The London Gazette, please email london@thegazette.co.uk. The contact details for each edition can be found below.

When we have received your request, you will be sent an application pack to set up either a credit or direct debit account, depending on the volume of notices you wish to place. This process can take up to two to three weeks, and will require a credit check. Once an account has been set up, you will receive login details via email, along with the submission site website address. 

Please note that a notice can only be placed via web form or XML once an account has been set up. To pay by credit card, a notice must be placed via email, post or fax. A deceased estates notice on the new submission site can also be paid for by credit card, as well as by account pending approval.

A comprehensive, self-serve guide on how to submit and publish notices via web form, XML or Excel template directly through thegazette.co.uk can be viewed here.

Email, post or fax notice submission

You can place a notice by email, post or fax, if preferred, or if web form, template or XML submission is not available for the particular type of notice you require. The full price list of each notice and submission route can be viewed here. If you are unsure which category your notice fits in to, please contact The Gazette customer services team, who will be happy to help.

To place a notice via email, fax or post, email or telephone the relevant Gazette edition that you wish to place the notice in: London, Edinburgh or Belfast. For example, if you wish to place a notice in The London Gazette, please email london@thegazette.co.uk. The contact details for each edition can be found below.

Please note that paperwork corresponding to the notice may be required before the notice can be placed. Payment will be required in advance if paying by debit or credit card.

To see a list of all notices that can be placed in The Gazette, see Notice codes for all Gazette notices.

Publication of a notice

When a notice is published in The Gazette, it will be published on www.thegazette.co.uk, and this is the official version. Hard copy printed editions are available: The London Gazette is printed 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; and The Belfast Gazette every Monday, which will contain all notices published online in the preceding week.

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 on the new submission site 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 on the new submission site 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 on the new submission site 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 the bank holiday publishing and copy deadline dates.

If you have any questions, or would like to find out further information about notice submission, please contact us.

Contact details

Please use these details if you are submitting notices by post, fax or email.

London

The London Gazette

PO Box 3584

Norwich NR7 7WD

T: +44 (0)333 200 2434

F: +44 (0)333 202 5080

E: london@thegazette.co.uk

Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Gazette

PO Box 3584

Norwich NR7 7WD

T: +44 (0)333 200 2434

F:  +44 (0)333 202 5080

E: edinburgh@thegazette.co.uk

Belfast

The Belfast Gazette

TSO Ireland

19a Weavers Court, Weavers Court Business Park

Linfield Road

Belfast BT12 5GH

T: +44 (0)28 9089 5135

F: +44 (0)28 9023 5401

E: belfast@thegazette.co.uk

Submission of a notice will be taken as acceptance of our terms and conditions.