Plain English campaign news articles
Plaid Cymru plain English manifesto
- Created on Thursday, 30 April 2015 16:07
With a week left until the general election, only one party has taken us up on the offer to work with them on a plain English manifesto – Plaid Cymru.
- Created on Monday, 20 April 2015 11:02
Doctors and nurses are using far too much jargon when dealing with patients, according to a recent survey.
The survey suggested that one in five patients has taken the wrong dose of medication on at least one occasion. It also found that 39% of patients surveyed would like their doctor, nurse or pharmacist to avoid technical terms when explaining medical matters.
Plain English in Cardiff
- Created on Friday, 10 April 2015 16:46
We have a small number of places left on our Thistle Cardiff City Centre plain English course on 24 June. To get £50 off one of the remaining spots, contact Terri on 01663 744409, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Created on Monday, 30 March 2015 09:33
This isn’t the first time we’ve mentioned this issue, but it’s now serious enough for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to want to ban it.
The FCA has suggested that ‘opt-out’ selling, where a customer has to untick a box to avoid buying something, is earning £108million a year. Almost a fifth of those falling for the scam are completely unaware of having done so.
More mis-sold deception
- Created on Monday, 23 March 2015 16:49
We've already commented at length on the mis-sold PPI policy disaster. Banks and building societies have seemingly found a new way to dupe their customers.