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Archive Policy

We move all initiatives or sub–sites on and other Cabinet Office sites to the archive when:

  1. the initiative is complete; or
  2. the information is no longer current.


If information on is out of date, it can confuse users. If the information is still relevant, however, users will need access to it. We are moving this old information to

When users click on the old URLs, they will be forwarded automatically to the archive. This does not mean there is any change in the previous relationship between the Cabinet Office and the initiative.

Other Government Archiving

The Government has been addressing the wider problem of website archiving by developing a UK Central Government Web Archive. This archive area is only intended as an extension of this program further deatils of which can be found by visiting