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Investment Management System: opening hours during March 2015

The opening hours of the Investment Management System (IMS) will be extended during March 2015.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


From 1 March to 30 March 2015, the opening hours of the Investment Management System (IMS) will be extended from 8am until 8pm, 7 days a week to allow the processing of schemes in the run up to year end, with the exception of agreed change release dates on 5, 12, 19 and 26 March.

There will be no changes to the current support arrangements and IMS will only be supported during office hours. The HCA service desk is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. The second-line IMS user support is open between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

On 31 March 2015, IMS will be closing to external users at midday to allow completion of year end activities. It will re-open on Friday 17 April 2015 at 8am.

Scheduled payments that have been approved by 31 March 2015 will be processed on that evening. Approved payments will continue to be paid against normal timescales while IMS is closed.

To ensure system issues are not missed during year end, please log IMS issues with the HCA Service Desk on 01908 353 604 or Please ensure you include all the required information in the email, with screenshots where appropriate, to help us deal with calls efficiently.

Any questions about the data being entered in IMS or policy should be first directed to your HCA lead at the relevant HCA area office.

Alternatively, if you are a provider with an active programme within the London area please contact the Greater London Authority service desk on 0207 9834333 or

Published 25 February 2015