Government

Academy schools to open up to free market IT

London-based services company, Capita, has been chosen as one of the suppliers for Government Procurement Services Information Management and Learning Services Framework. What this boils down to is Capita’s management can have its systems selected to be rolled out across local authorities and, specifically, schools – a market that is undergoing a transition phase.

Chancellor to axe top tax rate

The 50 percent top income tax rate is to be scrapped from next year under a plan to be revealed in this week’s Budget, as a measure designed to improve conditions for investors and entrepreneurs in the UK, according to Chancellor George Osborne. The 50 percent rate was introduced by Labour in 2010-11 for those