Retention policy

The council has a statutory responsibility to manage the information we hold about you and about the council in a responsible way, in accordance with legislation like the Data Protection legislation and the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

For this reason the council has developed a retention policy for every type of record we hold, collect and create.

Some retention guidelines are specified by legislation. For example with tax legislation, minimum retention periods for certain financial records are imposed by statutes such as the VAT Act 1994, and the Taxes Management Act 1970.

All personal information provided to us is kept secure and confidential at all times and is only held as long as necessary or as required by law

You can find a copy of the following council’s retention schedules which are organised by directorate: