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Microsoft products – packaging and pricing for local government

The Digital Transformation Agreement (DTA) packaging and pricing has attracted a good deal of concern and criticism from Socitm members. In June, we responded by contacting CCS and members’ concerns were conveyed to Microsoft the following month. CCS also offered to help individual councils with any proposals that they were currently considering.

Since then, Microsoft has announced further price increases to take effect in November 2018, generating further representations from councils to the Local Government Association (LGA) and ourselves.

Socitm, working with the LGA and CCS, has been engaging with our Microsoft colleagues to ensure that we are taking a leading position in conveying the issues and challenges facing the local government sector.

This briefing note reveals the list of actions generated from a meeting with Microsoft on 29 October.