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Save our eyes, save our money

Savings accounts appear to have dropped in their public appeal along with some of the lowest interest rates. Details of the new Investment Savings Accounts guidelines seem to have thrown the public, and the high street branches of banks and building societies, into complete confusion. Plain English Campaign’s recent survey on the streets of Manchester revealed a number of people considering that lottery tickets, online poker games, eBay and even selling their antique china, to produce better returns from their investments.

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Plain English Campaign talking money at Wall Street

Plain English Campaign welcomes a banking specialist from the famous Wall Street of the United States of America to the lesser known Wall Street of Buxton. Sara Muñoz, journalist with the Wall Street Journal will arrive in Derbyshire, the home of plain English, to interview Chrissie Maher OBE and founder of Plain English Campaign about whether financial jargon was the cause of the credit crunch. You can read Sara Muñoz' article about Chrissie in the Wall Street Journal by following this link.

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A dirty way to clean up

Plain English Campaign is sending the Keep Britain Tidy poster campaign straight to the bin where it belongs. The partly government-funded organisation of Keep Britain Tidy have chosen a poster campaign featuring sexual slang and innuendo as a way to promote health and environmental issues.

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Paris-Orkney for Chernobyl Children's Lifeline

One of our trainers, Thorfinn Johnston, has just completed a sponsored cycle ride from Paris to Orkney to raise money for Chernobyl Children's Lifeline.

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Double 30th birthday celebrations

July brings double celebrations, with 30 years passing since both the birth of European elections and the start of Plain English Campaign’s fight against jargon and gobbledygook.

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