I guess another money saving scheme by the Condem Government.
Termination of Microsoft Office Home User Programme (HUP) – users must uninstall software purchased through this agreement
Connecting for Health have recently terminated the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement with the NHS. This means that the Home User Programme (HUP), which allowed NHS employees to purchase Microsoft Office for a nominal amount has also been ended.
NHS staff can therefore no longer take advantage of this offer and – as there is no longer a HUP – anyone who has already purchased Microsoft office in this way must now uninstall it. Under the terms of the contract, Microsoft are not offering refunds.
Please be aware that Microsoft keep a log of users who have purchased Microsoft Office through the HUP on a central database, so it may be possible for them to identify those who are using the software without a licence.
Further information and instructions on how to uninstall Microsoft Office from your PC or Mac can be found on the Microsoft website at http://www.microsoft.com/uk/nhs/pages/licensing/post_ea_hup.aspx|