A new Code of Practice (the code) has been published by the Ministry of Justice to assist public authorities in the management of records.  

The code is in two parts, the first provides guidance to all relevant authorities as to the practice to follow in connection with the keeping, management and destruction of records, including digital records, and applies to public authorities and other bodies subject to the Public Records Act 1958.  

Part 2 of the code describes the procedure to follow for review and transfer of public records to the national Archives. The code can be accessed here.