Statutory Retention Periods

We have provided you with a comprehensive guide, the table summarises each area, the main legislation regulating statutory retention periods and the period for retention. we have also included areas that do not have specific statutory legislation that regulates them.

If an employer is in doubt, it is a good idea to keep records for at least 6 years (5 in Scotland), to cover the time limit for bringing any civil legal action.

This guide covers, all areas of HR including recruitment, through to leavers, H&S which includes medical and also Accounting records.

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