In 2015, HM Revenue & Customs announced some new guidelines regarding public sector IT costs. These guidelines now allow NHS and Government departments to reclaim the VAT from off-premise purchases.
This means that organisations can reclaim 20% from the cost of managed services as a whole. And cloud, software, hardware and maintenance are all included in the tax exemptions, which means that significant savings can be made when it comes to IT in the public sector.
So why haven’t you heard about this before?
Since it was announced it has been somewhat of a ‘best kept secret’, but now is the time for public sector organisations to start taking advantage of it in order to spread costs and make the most of increasingly stretched budgets.
What does this really mean for you?
The reduction in costs means that we can tailor our requirements to encompass specifically what you require. The 20% saving will mean that we can provide organisations with an even more detailed service than they were expecting, as the budget for IT will go further.
It also means we can tailor the exact framework to the specific needs of each individual organisation. For example, with the NHS under pressure to save money as well as becoming fully digitised by 2020, the ability to build and maintain frameworks that support this is essential.
This new regulation will be a welcome change for any public sector organisations as they look at how they can spread their costs. So now is the time to get serious about savings and let us help you make that extra 20% go a long way. If you are interested in joining the other organisations wanting to procure with managed services then get in touch.