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Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s announcement to reduce VAT to 15%, Computeach is going all the way and will be introducing an equivalent discount on all courses as a gesture of goodwill to its customers. All enrolments received before December 29th 2008 will save a massive 15% on the price of ALL Computeach learning programmes.

“While the reduction in VAT goes a little way to alleviating the problems caused by the credit crunch, it doesn’t really pass on much in the way of savings to the consumer. We wanted to go one step further a pass on a discount to our customers that would actually make a real difference,” says Computeach MD Karl Parkinson. “IT is viewed by most businesses as an operational necessity and consequently the IT industry is considered to be a relatively secure sector. With forecasts of job losses across other sectors, we wanted to make it as easy as possible to retrain at this difficult time.”

Computeach has decided to make retraining more accessible for those worried about spending money in an economic winter. With a contracting jobs market, the importance of up-to-date qualifications has never been more significant. Computeach’s response has been a simple one – to reduce the cost of retraining by offering a discount equivalent to VAT on some of its most significant courses. The cost of Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer – MCSE, Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician – MCDST, Certified Internet Webmaster – CIW, CompTIA A+ and Microsoft Database Administrator – MCDBA qualifications has been reduced by 15% (the current rate of VAT) for a limited time.

Whilst manufacturing and trade jobs have been hit hard by the credit crisis, IT still seems to be holding its own in the crunch. Those involved in retraining and skills development see a way that the Government can encourage more people to take an active role in their skills development – by making courses VAT-free. Computeach, one of the country’s leading IT training organisations, has taken the initiative and for a limited period is offering a VAT-free price on some of its most popular IT courses.

Karl Parkinson sees the move as one that should be mirrored on a wider scale by the Government. “If the only barriers that hold people back from retraining in IT is the cost, then we should be actively removing those barriers,” he says. “If Computeach can take the lead in this, I believe others will follow and we have a far better chance of maintaining the UK’s reputation for producing some of the best IT technicians in the world,” he adds.

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Karl Parkinson, Chairman.
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