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It's time for an across-the-piece, step change, rollout of new language in public sector documents

The Public Administration Select Committee of the House of Commons will today produce a report on the jargon-laden language of official documents.  This is their favourite:

"Savings on the core grant-in-aid delivering the Change-Up programme, against the counterfactual of an inflationary increase and reprioritisation of the OTS budget to fund a wider range of investment programmes from the 2007-08 baseline amount to around £4.8m realised in 2008-09."

That was in a Cabinet Office paper.

Other ugly words highlighted by The Guardian's report of the publication are "rollouts, step changes, public domains, fit for purposes, stakeholder engagements, across the pieces, win-wins, level playing fields and going forwards".


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