A records retention schedule is a list of records for which pre-determined destruction dates have been established. The retention schedule brings this information together in a single report.
The Council's Retention Schedule is reviewed annually as part of the Council's Financial Regulations and Standing Orders.
It has three objectives:
- disposal of those records which have completed their retention period
- storage of records which have to be kept temporarily after they are no longer needed for current business
- preservation of records which are of long-term or historic value