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Home Office retention and disposal standards

Outlines the Home Office standards for keeping and disposing of corporate information.



Outlines how long Home Office units keep corporate information held by the department.

The standards apply to all media of records, including (but not restricted to) paper, digital, audio and video tapes, films, DVDs and CD ROMs.

Published 23 June 2015
Last updated 1 December 2017 + show all updates
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