British Councils Ban Jargon

This BBC article explains that Local Government Associations (LGAs) have banned the used of cliches and jargon in a effort to communicate more clearly with the public. Complete list of banned jargon.

A few quotes from LGA chairman Margaret Eaton:

"The public sector must not hide behind impenetrable jargon and phrases. ... Why do we have to have 'coterminous, stakeholder engagement' when we could just 'talk to people' instead?"

"If a council fails to explain what it does in plain English then
local people will fail to understand its relevance to them or why they
should bother to turn out and vote.

We, of course, love to see this kind of change in communication, especially at the governmental level.