Plain English campaign news articles
To be clear, or not to be...
- Created on Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:31
Legal rulings judged 'overlong'
- Created on Thursday, 09 February 2017 15:18
Why ‘teenage-ready T&Cs' could benefit us all
- Created on Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:27
Supporters often contact us to complain about horrific terms and conditions. A recent report from the Children’s Commissioner for England provides a perfect example of why companies often hide behind gibberish.
The Commissioner, appointed by the Government to ‘represent the interests of young people’, presented their findings as part of their ‘growing up digital’ campaign. The Commissioner lays out their aims with the following statement.
Plain English Campaign Awards 2016
- Created on Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:53
It’s Plain English Campaign awards day.
This year we’re delighted to applaud the likes of Mr Justice Peter Jackson, James Westhead, SSE, Bank of Ireland, the NSPCC and NHS Health Scotland.
Government Latin ban
- Created on Monday, 25 July 2016 14:27
The Government has taken the surprising step of banning Latin abbreviations from its websites.
So e.g., i.e. and etc will all soon be booted off GOV.UK pages, apparently because foreign readers find them ‘difficult to read’. A spokesman said the phrases could even confuse English speakers who were ‘under stress or in a hurry’.