Plain English localism, in black and white

The Government has today published a revised guide to its Localism Bill, in a document it says is written in plain English (without jargon).

It is only available as a pdf, and the black and white design may not be as engaging as more glossy documents produced by the public sector in the past. But communication is all matt, no gloss, now. And if that means less jargon and flowery language too, then I’d welcome that. 

Anything that can explain things like council housing finance in simple terms without becoming crushed under the weight of its own jargon and acronyms (RSL, RP, ALMO, HRA, HCA, to name a few) deserves to be shared with the whole sector.

I would send one to every local council in the country (by email, of course), although some could show the rest of us a thing or two.

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