Records Management and the Law

There is no one piece of legislation that summarises our University's records management responsiblities. We are though statutorily obliged to comply with numerous Parliamentary Acts and associated legislation.

The sections below outline just a few of the Acts which impact on our records managemend and have influenced the records retention schedules that we must comply with. Some of the Acts date back to the 1950s. For ease of reference, we have grouped the legislation into decades and readers can view the Acts by clicking on the hyper-links.

Acts of the UK and Scottish Parliaments






2000 - Present

Acts and Statutory Instruments of the Scottish Parliament

Statutory Instruments of the UK Parliament 



1990 - Present

Other Provisions

Codes of Practice

Voluntary codes of best practice

Key information

Anne Grzybowski