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Read the annual report to find out what The National Archives has done and how we performed during 2009-10, and to see our accounts.

Annual report and resource accounts 2009-10

Download the annual report 2009-10 (PDF, 3.25Mb)

The annual report explains what we have done in the past year, and how we have spent the funds allocated to us.

Our achievements this year include:

  • Following the online launch of the 1911 Census in February 2009, we continued to develop and deliver this service by adding further records: there were almost 5 million downloads in 2009-10. We also won the e-government award for our partnership with findmypast.com and the online delivery of 1911.
  • We made more of our most popular records available online through licensing partnerships, including the service records of over 2 million British Army soldiers from 1883-1900 and 1914-1920.
  • We developed a series of online self-help guides and tools to help people get the most out of a visit to our reading rooms or our website.
  • We launched our Web Continuity service, which enables people using government websites to find information which would previously have been lost through broken web links. In March 2010 this service redirected over 14 million hits.
  • We were closely involved in the planning and creation of government's data.gov.uk website, which provides access to over 3,000 government datasets available to the public for free re-use.
  • We worked with the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and CyMAL (Museums, Libraries and Archives Wales) to develop and publish a new policy on archives, Archives for the 21st Century.
  • We increased our commercial income by 30% compared with 2008-09, creating essential funds that we reinvest in our services and facilities.
  • We reduced our carbon footprint by 10% compared with 2008-09 by cutting our overall energy consumption.

In 2009-10, we also carried out a cost savings programme designed to save around 10% of our total budget. The savings we made have allowed us to make critical investments in 2010-11 in replacing obsolete plant and equipment and improving access to the records we hold.

Annual reports and resource accounts from previous years

Download the annual report 2008-2009 (PDF, 1.11Mb)

Download the annual report 2007-2008  (PDF, 3.98Mb)

Download the annual report 2006-2007 (PDF, 1.59Mb)

Download the annual report 2005-2006  (PDF, 0.33Mb)

Download the annual report 2004-2005  (PDF, 2.41Mb)

Summary of public records transmitted to The National Archives

This report is produced annually.  It provides a summary of the public records transmitted to The National Archives from various sources.  It gives a brief description for each piece, including the dates covered.

Download the accessioning report for 2009-2010 (PDF, 0.05Mb)

Download the accessioning report for 2008-2009 (PDF, 0.04Mb)

Download the accessioning report for 2007-2008 (PDF, 0.05Mb)

Download the accessioning report for 2006-2007 (PDF, 0.04Mb)

Download the accessioning report for 2005-2006  (PDF, 0.07Mb)

Download the accessioning report for 2004-2005 (PDF, 0.09Mb)

Exercise of delegated powers conferred on the Lord Chancellor by the Public Records Act 1958

This report is produced annually.  It gives details on how The National Archives has exercised particular powers delegated to our Chief Executive by the Lord Chancellor.

Download the exercise of delegated powers report for 2009-2010 (PDF, 0.02Mb)

Download the exercise of delegated powers report for 2008-2009  (PDF, 0.02Mb)

Download the exercise of delegated powers report for 2007-2008 (PDF, 0.02Mb)

Download the exercise of delegated powers report for 2006-2007 (PDF, 0.02Mb)

Download the exercise of delegated powers report for 2005-2006 (PDF, 0.07Mb)

Download the exercise of delegated powers report for 2004-2005  (PDF, 0.10Mb)

These documents provide information on:

  • approval given for the transfer of public records between The National Archives and places of deposit, in either direction
  • the appointment of approved places of deposit for public records with specific local relevance or particular specialist and administrative requirements, which are held outside The National Archives
  • approval given for the presentation of public records that have not been selected for permanent preservation at The National Archives to other appropriate bodies.

Government departments and agencies

This report gives details of the government departments and agencies that The National Archives works with.

Download the government departments and agencies report for 2009-10 (PDF, 0.02Mb)

Reports from 2005-06 and 2004-05 giving details of determinations made on the status of certain record-keeping bodies are available in the UK Government Web Archive.

The annual reports from 2005-06 and 2004-05 are also available in the UK Government Web Archive.

Staff engagement survey

The Civil Service People Survey took place in October 2010 and involved over 103 organisations across the Civil Service. A key element of the survey is the 'Employee Engagement Index'. This is a measure of how engaged employees are with their work and it is calculated from responses to five of the key questions in the people survey:

  • I am proud when I tell others I am part of The National Archives
  • I would recommend The National Archives as a great place to work
  • I feel a strong personal attachment to The National Archives
  • The National Archives inspires me to do the best in my job
  • The National Archives motivates me to help it achieve its objectives

Research in the private and public sector suggests organisations with high levels of engagement are more efficient and effective. The National Archives' Employee Engagement Index was calculated at 65% this year. This classes The National Archives as a Civil Service High Performer.

Read the results of the staff engagement survey 2010 (PDF, 0.24Mb)

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