The Government has cut nearly £4m from its IT support programme, including an increase in funding for IT solutions.
The IT Minister has announced that funding for the IT services sector will be cut from £4,000 to £2,500.
The decision follows a review of the government’s support for the sector by the Technology Policy Research Unit, chaired by Mr Justice Hogan.
The review found that the Government was not doing enough to support the IT industry.
The Government announced earlier this year that it would cut the amount of funding it provides for IT support, but has since announced a further increase to £4 million.
This will see the Government provide up to £1.7 million for IT services in 2017-18.
The cuts to IT support were announced as part of the Government’s IT Strategy for the 21st Century, which aims to deliver more than $4.7 billion in economic benefits to the UK.
It will see a funding freeze for IT providers over the next three years.
The funding cuts will come into effect from July 1st, 2018, while the Government will have to make a further reduction in funding to support IT services over the same period.
The overall IT budget for the next five years is expected to be around $4 billion, with an additional $500 million earmarked for IT infrastructure.