How to manage your information

The National Archives provides a range of guidance, tools and templates that can help you through the process of managing your information.

You can also access reports on the management of information and records across government, and find support to help you improve standards within your own organisation.

Colossus electronic digital computer, 1943 (FO 850/234)
View in the image library

Find your local ‘place of deposit’ or transferring organisation. See guidance below about transferring records from courts, NHS organisations, coroners’ courts and prisons to local ‘places of deposit’ – public archives which are appointed by The National Archives under the Public Records Act.

You should have a clear understanding of the information risks that face your organisation, including cyber threats.

The National Archives is tackling the challenges of digital preservation, ensuring continued access to digital information in the future.

Our Information Management Assessment (IMA) programme provides government departments and public bodies with an independent and bespoke assessment of how well they are managing their information.