October 3rd, 2005

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I'm currently engaged in clearing out loads of old paperwork, and I was wondering...

How long do you fell the need to hang on to financial paperwork: payslips, bank statements, P60s etc? What about paid bills (gas, electricity etc.)? When you get a new statement of e.g. your pension benefits, do you chuck the previous one or keep it?

I'm interested because I have very little idea what I ought to keep, or for how long - the only thing I've found is this guide that states that you need to keep records of income for 22 months after the end of the tax year they relate to: which implies I could chuck out everything dated earlier than April 2003.
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