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05 January 2012

Be plain, or be toast!

It's time to end financial jargon, says an article in Stuff today. The article - which quotes our own Lynda Harris - challenges the need for gobbledygook in financial forms, reports, and documents. Here's a sample:
If you read it thoroughly but still don't understand it, then always challenge it, says Harris. There's no need to feel stupid or intimidated.
"We're always saying to people: `You have a right to understand.' "
In other plain English-related news,  MPs are calling the Food Bill poorly drafted and confusing.

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