The Becta website will be closing on 31 January 2011.

Most of our online resources are now available under the Open Government Licence for anyone to re-use. Find out more.

Next steps for Becta

On 24 May 2010 the Government announced a package of measures to reduce expenditure in the public sector. This included the planned closure of Becta. 

Becta senior staff are now in regular discussion with Government officials with regard to the timescales and processes for these reductions to be made.

Becta’s board, who are also trustees of the charity, are now working to ensure that a fair and efficient process is in place to facilitate the required reductions and planned closure.

The Department for Education has made it clear that this is not a reflection on Becta’s staff, whose work and contributions over recent years have been significant.

The priority for Becta is a well managed closure, which:

  • manages the cessation of its funding announced by the UK Government effectively and systematically;
  • makes sure there is an orderly and fair process for staff to secure the best outcome possible for them;
  • as far as possible ensures that schools, colleges and learners continue to benefit from the savings and support that Becta has developed.

Continuing areas of work

Read more details about areas of work which have now been confirmed to continue in agreement with sponsoring departments.

Work being brought to a close

It is clear that a number of pieces of work will now be brought to a controlled stop. Read more details about work being brought to a close.

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