Plain English campaign news articles
Plain English public notices
- Created on Monday, 27 July 2015 14:03
We’ve teamed up with Three Rivers District Council, Dacorum Borough Council and the RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People) to develop Plain English guidelines for public legal notices.
As part of that, Three Rivers and Dacorum are running a brief national survey. Please complete the survey, which will only take a few minutes, and let us know what improvements you would make to public notices.
The survey is open to everyone until September 4. Three Rivers will publish a summary of the results on their website (www.threerivers.gov.uk) by 1 October 2015.
Thank you for your time.
Updated web site
- Created on Thursday, 23 July 2015 15:25
We have updated our website - we hope you find it easier to use.
If you find something that doesn't work, or can't find what you are looking for, please email us on email@example.com.
- Created on Thursday, 23 July 2015 13:31
How often have you read a job advertisement and wondered ‘what do they want, exactly?’
Jobs-market jargon may even have turned you away from a potential appointment. The Daily Telegraph’s Sophie Jamieson has provided a guide, and a quiz, to help you understand some of the terminology.
Yes Prime Minister?
- Created on Monday, 20 July 2015 15:46
The Prime Minister has urged all civil servants to use plain English when providing information to ministers.
David Cameron, in a letter circulated on 16 July, strongly recommends all officials remain clear in their written communication.
Banks blasted by watchdog
- Created on Monday, 06 July 2015 09:45
The FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) has gone after banks once again.
In yet another unsurprising blast, the FCA suggests that banks and other finance companies use too much unreadable jargon in their small print.