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Wednesday 18 June, 2008

Capita Group PLC

Capita preferred partner for HSE Gas Registrati...


PRESS INFORMATION

18 June 2008

HSE SELECTS CAPITA AS ITS PREFERRED PARTNER TO OPERATE A NEW GAS INSTALLER 
REGISTRATION SCHEME

The Capita Group Plc (Capita) has been selected by the Health and Safety
Executive (HSE) as the preferred partner to operate a new gas installer
registration scheme in Great Britain. The contract is expected to be
valued at approximately £14 million per annum for a term of at least five
years. Detailed contract negotiations are now underway.

The new gas installer registration scheme, which will replace the current CORGI
registration scheme, will deliver a renewed focus on gas safety. Its sole
purpose will be to carry out gas installer registration, inspection and raise
awareness of gas safety issues amongst gas consumers. Around 250 CORGI
employees are expected to TUPE transfer to the new scheme. Operation of the
scheme is due to start on 1 April 2009.

The new gas registration scheme will deliver:

  * high levels of gas safety awareness amongst consumers aligned to a powerful
    new gas safety brand
   
  * rapid and dramatic improvement in levels of service satisfaction for
    consumers, installers, HSE and other stakeholders
   
  * a re-energised, risk-focused, effective and efficient inspection force
   
  * a commitment to focusing exclusively on delivering the scheme free from
    other commercial distractions
   
  * a transparent, open and consultative approach
   
  * a commitment to working with other industry bodies.
   
Paul Pindar, Chief Executive of Capita commented: "Capita is delighted to have
the opportunity to create a new, highly targeted and effective registration
scheme that will significantly reduce the administration and cost burden on
registered installers. We are pleased to be able to support HSE in their
pursuit of continuing to improve gas safety and customer satisfaction. We will
also work in close collaboration with other industry bodies to improve
standards and raise consumer awareness of gas safety."

Ends

For further information please contact:

The Capita Group Plc: +44 (0)20 7799 1525
Paul Pindar, Chief Executive
Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director
Capita press office: +44 (0)870 240 0488

The Capita Group Plc is the UK's leading provider of integrated professional
support service solutions.  The Group's service capabilities encompass customer
services, financial services, human resource services, software services,
systems and strategic support and property services delivered to both public
sector and private organisations.  With over 29,000 employees at more than 300
offices across the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and India, Capita is quoted on the London Stock
Exchange (CPI.L), and is a constituent of the FTSE100 with revenues for 2007 of
£2,073 million.

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