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What to keep
'What to keep' is an initiative from The National Archives to help government ensure that it knows what information to keep and for how long, and to put this into practice. The following pages give advice on how to decide what to keep and include links to all relevant guidance produced by The National Archives or other organisations.
See our list of relevant guidance for helpful links, documents and further information.
Discover why it is important to decide what information to keep and the benefits of doing this.
Find out how to carry out a 'What to keep' exercise.
Learn how to determine the business, legal and archival value of information and to decide how long it should be kept.
Follow our processes to ensure that information is kept appropriately and disposed of when it is no longer needed.
See how government departments have implemented 'What to keep'.
Read guidance which will help carry out a 'What to keep' exercise in your organisation.
The Information Management Consultants at The National Archives can provide advice on how to conduct a what to keep project. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.