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

Public inquiries investigate issues of serious public concern, scrutinising past decisions and events. It is therefore crucial that information created or used during the course of an inquiry is managed to ensure its survival for future policy makers and researchers.

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.

Find your place of deposit (local archives appointed by The National Archives under the Public Records Act) or transferring organisation, and see guidance about transferring records from courts, NHS organisations, coroners and prisons.