Plain English campaign news articles
Jargon to ‘clean up’ crime
- Created on Thursday, 12 November 2009 15:01
Victim-support groups and members of the public are urging Plain English Campaign to tackle the kind of language, as used in a recent Metropolitan Police report, that appears to be used to 'clean up' crime. Detective Chief Inspector Yexley, author of the report, claims that the term 'gang rape' is too emotive and that 'multi-perpetrator rape' is more appropriate.
Web pages updated
- Created on Sunday, 08 November 2009 21:55
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Insurance against jargon
- Created on Tuesday, 06 October 2009 15:36
With the 30th Golden Bull Awards drawing near, Plain English Campaign is calling for people to nominate poorly written documents by both private and public organisations.
Save our eyes, save our money
- Created on Tuesday, 06 October 2009 15:26
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.
Plain English Campaign talking money at Wall Street
- Created on Tuesday, 06 October 2009 13:59
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.