The National Housing Federation has recently published a revised model retention schedule for the housing sector. This provides a useful resource for housing providers - it is worth remembering though that in many cases there is no hard-and-fast-rule for records retention, and organisations may want to check with their insurers before adopting a radical approach to records destruction. 

For those organisations providing care services as well as more conventional housing services, theNHS Records Management Code covers a range of health and care records and is often referred to in commissioning contracts.