The Local Government Association (LGA) has compiled a list of 200 words and phrases it has banned so that staff can ‘communicate effectively’. The list includes ‘predictors of beaconicity’, ‘re-baselining’ and ‘benchmarking’. LGA chairperson Margaret Eaton said the public sector must not hide behind impenetrable jargon.
MPs investigating the banking crisis are to examine mortgage arrears and repossessions. The Treasury committee announced yesterday that it would open a short investigation into households which were struggling with arrears or at risk of repossession. The committee will look at the number of homeowners in arrears, the type