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Tuesday 21 March, 2006

Capita Group PLC

BBC HR contract signed

Capita Group PLC
21 March 2006

21 March 2006


                 BBC SIGNS HR OUTSOURCING CONTRACT WITH CAPITA


On 16 February, Capita announced that the BBC had selected Capita as preferred
partner to deliver an HR Services contract, worth an estimated £100m over 10
years. Capita announces today that the BBC has signed this contract which is now
worth circa £132m over a 10 year term, commencing in April 2006.

Under the contract, Capita will work closely with BBC People, the department
responsible for the BBC's people strategy, to deliver many of the BBC's HR
services across the corporation for the next 10 years. Capita will deliver a
full range of HR services to the BBC including recruitment; the administration
of pay (excluding pensions); some aspects of staff development; occupational
health and other services.


The BBC expects to save in excess of £50m over the life of the contract.


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For further information please contact:

Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director

The Capita Group Plc 020 7799 1525


Notes to Editors

Capita is an existing strategic partner for the BBC and already provides a range
of services including licence fee collection.

The contract is for a period of 10 years with the option to break at year 5.

The procurement process follows an internal BBC People review which proposed
that a number of services should be outsourced. The review team identified this
as one of the measures to help put extra resources into programmes as part of
the BBC's radical plans to transform the organisation into a simpler and more
creative digital broadcaster.


About Capita

The Capita Group Plc is the UK's leading provider of business process outsourcing 
and professional support services. The Group's service capabilities encompass 
administration and customer services, financial services, human resource 
services, ICT and software services, property services, advisory services, 
change management and business process 
re-engineering delivered to both public sector and private organisations. With 
over 25,000 employees at more than 240 offices across the UK, Ireland and India, 
Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (CPI.L), and is a constituent 
of the FTSE100 with revenues for 2005 of £1,436 million.

Capita employs over 2,500 HR professionals and provides complete end to end 
managed HR solutions as well as standalone services. Our broad HR capability 
spans HR administration, payroll, recruitment, outplacement, benefits, training, 
pensions administration, occupational health services and consultancy.

Capita has been a service delivery partner of the BBC's since 1998, administering 
the BBC Information Service since then and administering the TV Licensing service 
since 2002.

Further information on The Capita Group Plc can be found at: www.capita.co.uk






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