Councils are required by law to keep records for a certain period of time. Considering the costs of storage, compliance with Freedom of Information requests and the possibility of hefty fines, records managers might like a bit of guidance from time to time. That's where Records Retention comes in.

Records Retention is a tool for all records & informations managers working in local authorities. The tool provides guidance on creating retention and disposal schedules in line with Section 12 of the Lord Chancellor’s Code of Practice and to address business needs, such as reducing storage space or costs.