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LGA banned words: full list
Here is the full list of 200 words which, the Local Government Association says should not be used by councils:
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Advocate
Agencies
Ambassador
Area based
Area focused
Autonomous
Baseline
Beacon
Benchmarking
Best Practice
Blue sky thinking
Bottom-Up
CAAs
Can do culture
Capabilities
Capacity
Capacity building
Cascading
Cautiously welcome
Challenge
Champion
Citizen empowerment
Client
Cohesive communities
Cohesiveness
Collaboration
Commissioning
Community engagement
Compact
Conditionality
Consensual
Contestability
Contextual
Core developments
Core Message
Core principles
Core Value
Coterminosity
Coterminous
Cross-cutting
Cross-fertilisation
Customer
Democratic legitimacy
Democratic mandate
Dialogue
Direction of travel
Distorts spending priorities
Double devolution
Downstream
Early Win
Edge-fit
Embedded
Empowerment
Enabler
Engagement
Engaging users
Enhance
Evidence Base
Exemplar
External challenge
Facilitate
Fast-Track
Flex
Flexibilities and Freedoms
Framework
Fulcrum
Functionality
Funding streams
Gateway review
Going forward
Good practice
Governance
Guidelines
Holistic
Holistic governance
Horizon scanning
Improvement levers
Incentivising
Income streams
Indicators
Initiative
Innovative capacity
Inspectorates
Interdepartmental
Interface
Iteration
Joined up
Joint working
LAAs
Level playing field
Lever
Leverage
Localities
Lowlights
MAAs
Mainstreaming
Management capacity
Meaningful consultation
Meaningful dialogue
Mechanisms
Menu of Options
Multi-agency
Multidisciplinary
Municipalities
Network model
Normalising
Outcomes
Outcomes
Output
Outsourced
Overarching
Paradigm
Parameter
Participatory
Partnership working
Partnerships
Pathfinder
Peer challenge
Performance Network
Place shaping
Pooled budgets
Pooled resources
Pooled risk
Populace
Potentialities
Practitioners
Predictors of Beaconicity
Preventative services
Prioritization
Priority
Proactive
Process driven
Procure
Procurement
Promulgate
Proportionality
Protocol
Provider vehicles
Quantum
Quick hit
Quick win
Rationalisation
Rebaselining
Reconfigured
Resource allocation
Revenue Streams
Risk based
Robust
Scaled-back
Scoping
Sector wise
Seedbed
Self-aggrandizement
Service users
Shared priority
Shell developments
Signpost
Single conversations
Single point of contact
Situational
Slippage
Social contracts
Social exclusion
Spatial
Stakeholder
Step change
Strategic
Strategic priorities
Streamlined
Sub-regional
Subsidiarity
Sustainable
Sustainable communities
Symposium ‚‚
Synergies
Systematics
Taxonomy
Tested for Soundness
Thematic
Thinking outside of the box
Third sector
Toolkit
Top-down
Trajectory
Tranche
Transactional
Transformational
Transparency
Upstream
Upward trend
Utilise
Value-added
Vision ‚
Visionary
Welcome
Wellbeing
Worklessness
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Published: 2009/03/18 10:19:38 GMT

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BBC NEWS LGA banned words: full list Here is the full list of 200 words which, the Local Government Association says should not be used by councils: Story from BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/uk politics/7949077.stm Published: 2009/03/18 10:19:38 GMT

I'm very much anti-jargon, but there are quite a few with which I cannot really see a problem, especially if they are used in the right context.
Ian
I'm very much anti-jargon, but there are quite a few with which I cannot really see a problem, especially if they are used in the right context.

I agree.

Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.
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BBC NEWS LGA banned words: full list Here is the ... Story from BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/uk politics/7949077.stm Published: 2009/03/18 10:19:38 GMT

I'm very much anti-jargon, but there are quite a few with which I cannot really see a problem, especially if they are used in the right context.

The article is a bit misleading, as the relevant LGA press release doesn't say they "should not be used" full stop; it's that these are words and phrases that "public sector bodies should avoid when talking to people about the work they do and the services they provide".
I take that to mean "keep jargon inside the office", which is a slightly different thing.

Cheers, Harvey
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On 18 Mar 2009, Ian Jackson wrote

The article is a bit misleading, as the relevant LGA press release doesn't say they "should not be used" full ... the services they provide". I take that to mean "keep jargon inside the office", which is a slightly different thing.

I would agree with you even more if you were to add "and keep to a minimum".

Ian
HVS wrote on Wed, 18 Mar 2009 13:29:30 GMT:
The article is a bit misleading, as the relevant LGA press release doesn't say they "should not be used" full ... the services they provide". I take that to mean "keep jargon inside the office", which is a slightly different thing.

On the face of it, the condemnation of a word like "ambassador" seemed inexplicable but, in the context of job description, I would agree that the use indicates a sense of self-importance. Several others seem clumsy, unnecessary coinages and some; harmless cliches.

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I'm very much anti-jargon, but there are quite a few with which I cannot really see a problem, especially if they are used in the right context.

Many times during my years at IBM I heard talks by corporate and local management and came away from those talks with almost no idea what they were talking about. They persisted in using their jargon in talking to the entire company and, for some strange reason, expected us to understand it. I came away from those talks wondering if they had any idea what they were talking about and why they had taken a lot of company time to not communicate with us.
How much better it would have been if they had paid attention to the admonition "know your audience" and had used standard English in speaking to us or had just not have taken their time and ours.

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I'm very much anti-jargon, but there are quite a few ... problem, especially if they are used in the right context.

Many times during my years at IBM I heard talks by corporate and local management and came away from those ... audience" and had used standard English in speaking to us or had just not have taken their time and ours.

Glad to see the list, since one of the words is one I have heard a lot lately (just this morning I heard it again) and that is "tranche" (on CNBC). I see that it is legitimately used in discussions of finances and allocations of funds, but I think it is going to be the word of the year! I doubt, though, that it will have the popularity and staying power of "charisma", which, after about a ten-year reign, has apparently disappeared.
I'm very much anti-jargon, but there are quite a few ... problem, especially if they are used in the right context.

Many times during my years at IBM I heard talks by corporate and local management and came away from those ... audience" and had used standard English in speaking to us or had just not have taken their time and ours.

This wasn't a case of "Dr. Fox Effect" was it? But you were one of the few smart enough to realize that the presenter was a fraud?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr Fox effect
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