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How Long Do You Keep Records For?

Financial Records, Company Records, Personnel Records, etc

"How long do I have to keep financial records?" is a much-asked question...  "How long do we need to keep our personnel records?"

With industries and organisations in the public and the private sectors changing their retention periods from time to time, it means that it's hard to create just one global retention policy for all document types and for all industries. As part of an initial consultation with Saracen we would look at all document types and make sure that we have retention periods for each and all of them. We also consult governing bodies should any more accurate retention periods be required before implementing the retention policy.

Legal & Compliancy

There are some documents that you need to keep and some you don't. You can save on the ones you don't have to keep as well as the ones you do. But first and foremost is that you do keep the documents that you are required to by statute, convention and good practice.

Records Classification

It's important to keep the right documents and files with like documents and to have a clear classification system. This helps both access and retention and, when the time comes, their correct destruction.

Retention Policy

At the beginning you should have a Retention Policy and if you don't we'll help you with one. Then we manage all your files in accordance with your policy. It's foolproof.

Destruction Policy

Save money by having a correct Destruction Policy
See our secure destruction services

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