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Treasury Calls Time on Invest to Save Bids

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Local authority chief executives have been advised that bids for e-government projects will no longer be accepted from councils under the latest round of the Invest to Save Budget (ISB) scheme.

Projects funded by the Government's Invest to Save Budget are aimed at fostering better working partnerships between government organisations, departments, agencies and local authorities to develop innovative means of delivering public services.

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, who are managing the bids from local authorities and making recommendations to the ISB Committee, has written to councils indicating that they have already received sufficient funding through other channels.

The ODPM adds that it is "currently considering how some of the funds from the Local e-Government Programme might be allocated to support allocated to support innovative e-government projects of the kind previously encouraged by the ISB", and expects to provide details of its proposals next month.

Read the ODPM letter (PDF - 140k download)

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