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Our annual Survey of public sector information management was open from 20 July to 7 August 2020. Public offices and local authorities are invited to report on the state of their information management, with responses due by 7 August 2020. Executive sponsors will have received the invitation to participate and are responsible for coordinating the response for their organisation. Final survey responses should be submitted through the SurveyMonkey link sent to Executive Sponsors. A PDF reference copy of the survey questions (PDF 1.19 MB) can be downloaded (This PDF is for reference only. It does not show the skip logic as applied in the online version).

The survey findings will help to form a longitudinal picture of the performance of public sector organisations with their information management. This means we can better identify risks, challenges, opportunities and emerging trends sector-wide. The results will feed into our ongoing monitoring and reporting activities and show gaps in advice and guidance to the sector. It will complement our renewed recordkeeping audit programme, which will be reinstated for 2020/21.

Survey findings and response rates will be reported later this calendar year. The survey raw data will be published on Survey findings for 2018/19 can be read here. Survey findings will also be included in the next Chief Archivist's Report on the State of Government Recordkeeping. The most recent report can be read here.

Final survey response should be submitted through the SurveyMonkey online tool. The survey is open for 3 weeks from 20 July to 7 August 2020. For more information, check out the Monitoring framework page. Please get in touch if you have any questions by sending an email to