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Information type Keep for Keep from Legislation or business reason
Email Newsletters For duration of communications campaign From date that consent was given Business need.
Social Care – special educational needs Till age 25 Date of birth Limitation Act 1980
Social Care – private law files 6 years Date of last document Limitation Act 1980
Social Care – children case correspondence 6 years Date of last document Limitation Act 1980
Social Care – children court bundles Until youngest child's 25th birthday Creation of first document Potential for further litigation during minority
Social Care – adult court bundles 6 years Last item Limitation Act 1980
Social Care – adult case correspondence 6 years Date of last document Limitation Act 1980
Social Care – adult correspondence 6 years Last item Limitation Act 1980
Social Care – adoption case correspondence Youngest child's 18th birthday Creation of first document Local decision. Potential for further litigation during minority
Planning – modification orders Life of planning consent Creation
Planning – advice 6 years Creation Limitation Act 1980
Planning – 106 agreements 12 years Completion of obligation Limitation Act 1980
Pensions appeals – Stage 2 3 years Settlement of matter Limitation Act 1980
Insurance – in case of minors 3 years After 21st birthday Limitation Act 1980
Insurance – adults 6 years Case closure Limitation Act 1980
Traffic regulation orders – sealed originals Permanent Creation Limitation Act 1980 and Law Society guidance
Traffic regulation orders legal files 6 years Coming into force Limitation Act 1980
Highways – Sections 38 and 278 12 years Date of adoption Limitation Act 1980
Highways – public rights of way Permanent Creation Limitation Act 1980
Highways – New Roads and Street Works Act prosecutions 6 years Settlement of matter Limitation Act 1980
Highways – advice given 6 years Creation Limitation Act 1980
Highways – diversion/stopping up orders Permanent Creation Limitation Act 1980
Highways – APC notices 6 years Release of money Limitation Act 1980
Employment – tribunal claims 6 years Settlement of matter Limitation Act 1980
Employment – special projects 6 years Settlement of matter Limitation Act 1980
Employment – grievance appeals 6 years Settlement of matter Limitation Act 1980
Employment – dismissal appeals 6 years Settlement of matter Limitation Act 1980
Employment – contracts 6 years Settlement of matter Limitation Act 1980
Education – prosecutions 6 years Settlement of matter Limitation Act 1980
Education – advice to schools/colleges 6 years Creation Limitation Act 1980
Conveyancing – tenancy/lease 12 years After cessation of tenancy or lease Limitation Act 1980
Conveyancing – property aquisition and disposal 12 years After property sold Limitation Act 198o
Conveyancing – mortgages 12 years After mortgage repaid Limitation Act 1980
Conveyancing – freehold title deeds Until interest in property ceases When interest in property begins Limitation Act 1980
Contracts/procurement – other agreements 6 years Date of completion Limitation Act 1980
Contracts/procurement – agreements under seal 12 years Date of completion Limitation Act 1980
Complaints 6 years Settlement of matter Limitation Act 1980
Civil litigation 6 years Settlement of matter Limitation Act 1980