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Record Retention

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You can find information about how long we keep different types of records -evidence of decisions and transactions – and why by using a keyword search – you do not have to know our organisational structure or even which category they are under. When you search you will find details of the type of record and a statement of how long they are kept for, from when and why, which will usually be an Act, a regulation or our own decision.

Retention policies apply whether the records are electronic or paper or where they are stored. The retention schedule has been adapted from a national standard by our information management team working closely with services. This is our definitive retention policy but is a work in progress.