Policy paper

Better Information for Better Government

The government’s response to Sir Alex Allan's review of its strategy for managing digital records and archives.



This report, along with the programme of activity it describes, is the government’s response to Sir Alex Allan’s Review of the government’s strategy for managing its digital records and archives.

It sets an agenda for change and notes wider, structural issues that require further attention. As all departments are different the focus is on developing collaborative approaches across departments and professional disciplines.

Sir Alex Allan has said in response:

I welcome this report. The government has taken the issues I identified very seriously and come forward with a strong set of recommendations which, if put into place by individual departments, should greatly improve digital records management across the civil service.

Published 18 January 2017
Last updated 7 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated final report.

  2. First published.