A mailing went out to schools last week. The long and the short of it is infobase is rapidy being rebuilt on sharepoint (Office365). Testing to start in late Feb - Live by April 1st! They plan to run some training in March and April to show people the new service.
@themightymrp I'll PM you an email address of someone who can ensure you're added into future mailings.
I believe the council are having lots of trouble with EFT too. They have extended their licence for AVCO until September, and are going to move the servers out of the current LLN datacentre, so they can open up avco to all Leeds schools.