Company records must be kept for 6 years according to something I have read on gov.uk. But the Companies Act says 3 years for LTD and 6 years for PLC. Which is correct? VAT records is 6 years it seems. PAYE type records 3 years but wages records themselves are 6 years? Personal tax records keep for 22 months after the end of the tax year, or later if sent late.
If you literally go with the above then, under GDPR, you must delete after those periods have elapsed as you cannot keep for longer than necessary or 'just in case'. Presumably a 'blanket' policy of keeping it all for 6 years is no longer allowed?
How are others practically dealing with this?