Impact assessment

Equality impact assessment: Becta closure

This impact assessment provides background information on what Becta did and who has taken on these responsibilities since they closed.

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


Equality impact assessment – Becta closure


Becta closed on 31 March 2011. The functions formerly carried out by Becta have been reviewed in detail and some were brought into the Department.

Becta was set up to lead the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning. While Becta has offered a valuable service to schools over the past 9 years in providing universal support for ICT, our judgement is that schools are now in a position to manage much of this themselves.


  • description of the policy
  • the evidence base
  • what the evidence shows - key facts
  • next steps
Published 1 September 2012