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Government Issues Banned Jargon List

THE Local Government Association has drawn up a list of phrases that staff should avoid to “communicate effectively”.

Says LGA chairman Margaret Eaton:

“The public sector must not hide behind impenetrable jargon and phrases.”

The LGA’s list includes suggested translations of some terms, such as “measuring” for the civil servant’s favourite “benchmarking”, “idea” for “seedbed”, “delay” for “slippage” and “buy” for “procure”.

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Empowering engagement: a stronger voice for older people

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Posted: 18th, March 2009 | In: Politicians | Comments (4)