Thursday, 19 March 2009

Learner Support contract comes home to Capita

(By Anthony Miller – Thursday, 19th March 2009 8:25am). Capita confirmed today that the contract to administer various government education grant schemes, including the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), has now been signed. It’s worth £68m over 4 years with an additional two-year option. Capita picked up this ball after Liberata ignominiously dropped it at the end of last year. The original six-year deal, which Liberata signed in 2007, was worth £75m. Capita originally won a £48m/5-year contract just to run the EMA back in 2003. We’ve heard little new news from Liberata in recent times, though they still appear to be extending existing contracts, such as with Barrow and South Lakelands Councils, City of London and North Somerset Council. Down ... but not out!

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