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Gobbledygook advice for council

Council report
The Transforming Children's Services report was criticised

A council is to be given advice on how to cut out jargon and gobbledygook from its documents and reports.

Scottish Borders Council was criticised last year by the Plain English Campaign (PEC) over its "confusing" Transforming Children's Services consultation paper.

Now the group is to visit the authority to help it produce more clear and concise reports.

SBC said it was possible the campaign group might help it to "communicate better" with people in the region.

The PEC will be making a presentation to the council's scrutiny committee about the use of plain English in its documents.

It hopes to highlight the difference it could make to communicating with local residents.

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