This page is part of our decommissioning toolkit.

This part takes you through what we mean by decommissioning, when it happens, what decommissioning is not, the principles underlying this guidance and successful decommissioning, some pre-conditions for successful decommissioning and some guidance on working with third sector organisations (TSOs) when doing so.

What do we mean by decommissioning?

When does decommissioning happen?

What decommissioning is not

Principles for successful decommissioning

Pre-conditions for successful decommissioning

Working with TSOs

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