Our plans

Here you can find our plans and long-term strategic priorities. We will update this annually to let you know the latest developments and how we are progressing.

Update: We have updated our strategy in light of COVID-19.

Archives for Everyone 2019-2023

Archives are for everyone because they are about everyone – past, present and future.

Becoming the Inclusive Archive

Becoming the Inclusive Archive is at the heart of everything The National Archives wants to do over the next decade. View our strategy.

Digital Strategy 2017-2019

Our Digital Strategy 2017–2019 lays out our plans to become a digital archive by instinct and design.

Archives Inspire the World

Archives Inspire the World shows how we hope to work with collaborators worldwide to drive the development of an exciting future for archives on a global scale.

Our priorities

We have updated our business priorities in light of COVID-19, in line with our strategy Archives for Everyone 2019-2023. To read our business priorities for 2018-2019, visit the UK Government Web Archive.

You can find our priorities for 2020-2021, and how we performed, in our most recent annual report and accounts.

Our Transparency pages contain more information about how we spend public money.

Plans from previous years

Our strategic plans for previous years are no longer current documents, but you can still access versions for reference. Find them in the UK Government Web Archive.