Disposal scheduling is an important aspect of establishing and maintaining control of corporate information and record resources. This guidance will help you to establish how long information is required in core business scenarios. There is also guidance on commonly held public records, where generic disposal periods can normally be identified.

Additionally we publish guidance on the selection and transfer process.

Accounting records (PDF, 0.10Mb)

Buildings records (PDF, 0.15Mb)

Central expenditure records (PDF, 0.10Mb)

Complaints records (PDF, 0.05Mb)

Contractual records (PDF, 0.07Mb)

Disposal scheduling (PDF, 0.28Mb)

Employee personnel records (PDF, 0.10Mb)

Identifying and specifying requirements for offsite storage of physical records (PDF, 0.46Mb)

Information management records (PDF, 0.06Mb)

Internal audit records (PDF, 0.09Mb)

Magistrates court records (PDF, 0.47Mb)

Parliamentary papers in departments and agencies (PDF, 0.15Mb)

Press and public relations records (PDF, 0.04Mb)

Projects records  (PDF, 0.07Mb)

Public records held in local government and specialist local repositories (PDF, 0.33Mb)

Further information about legislative retention periods can be found via the The Genuine Group legal retention database. This was compiled and is maintained by The Genuine Group and all enquiries about the data should be directed to them.

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