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Monday 19 October, 2009

Capita Group PLC

Capita wins contract to deliver Home Access grant

19 October 2009


The Capita Group Plc ("Capita") has signed a contract with Becta to manage
grant administration for the Home Access Programme, which provides computers
and connectivity to low-income families so that children are able to enhance
their learning at home. The contract is valued at £15.7 million from 16th
October 2009 to June 2011.

Paul Pindar, Chief Executive of The Capita Group Plc, commented: "We are
delighted to be playing a part in delivering this service, which is key to
ensuring that every child has an equal chance to enjoy the benefits of the
internet to support their learning at home. Utilising our proven experience in
service administration, Capita will support Becta in delivering a successful

Stephen Crowne, Chief Executive, Becta, says: "The appointment of Capita to
manage the grant administration for the Home Access programme brings us one
step closer to delivering the aspiration that every learner has an equal chance
to tap into the benefits of the internet to enhance their learning. It is
vitally important that we ensure effective delivery to eligible families, and
we are confident that by working with Capita we can achieve this objective."


For further information:

The Capita Group Plc
Tel: 020 7799 1525
Paul Pindar, Chief Executive
Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director

Media enquiries
Capita press office
Eleanor Pinkerton
Tel: 020 7654 2386 or 020 7654 2399 (out of hours)

Note to editors

The Capita Group Plc is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated
professional support service solutions. With 36,000 people at more than 300
sites, including 59 business centres across the UK, Ireland, the Channel
Islands and India, the Group uses its expertise, infrastructure and scale
benefits to transform its clients' services, driving down costs and adding
value. Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (CPI.L), and is a
constituent of the FTSE100 with revenues for 2008 of £2,441 million.

Further information on The Capita Group Plc can be found at: http://

Becta is the government agency leading the national drive to ensure the
effective use of technology through learning. It is Becta's ambition to utilise
the benefits of technology to create a more exciting, rewarding and successful
experience for learners of all ages and abilities, enabling them to achieve
their potential.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the Home Access programme in September
2008 as a positive step towards bringing computers and connectivity to the 35
per cent of families that currently have no access to the internet at home.