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2021 Request for awards admissions

Now we’re back in the office, the ‘News’ section will once again be regularly updated. Plus: if you can send in your Plain English Award nominations (good or bad), that would be great – only a few weeks away….

2020 plain English awards

You can view our plain English awards for 2020

2020 Foot in Mouth Award nominees

Here are the 2020 Foot in Mouth Award nominees. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 1 December.

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As part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations and to mark a new partnership – and in a slight break from tradition – we’re releasing some of our award nominees a little earlier than usual. We’ve also created some new categories to mark our sponsorship of this year’s awards. Please note that these are not award winners. Award winners will be announced in early December. considers 2019 ‘the year of confusion’ and we can only agree. There are those who have helped make some sense of an often baffling year, and those who have only contributed to the general bafflement. This early release contains a few culprits of the latter variety. For more plain English villains, and all the heroes fighting against obfuscation and gobbledygook, tune in again for the full and final list of winners and losers in early December.

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2019 Awards

Please send in your award entries - we're almost halfway through the year (!) and while we already have some excellent candidates, we could always do with a few more. Email or get in touch via our social media pages right up until the end of November. Thanks!

2017 Awards

It's time for this year's Plain English Campaign award winners.

It's been a mixed year for clear communication, but as usual, there are plenty of things to cheer, as well as jeer.

GDPR help for small businesses

Since May 2018 small businesses need to be GDPR compliant. What does this mean?

The way companies communicate with their users, and how they handle and process the information they hold about their users, will need to change. This is so all company practice falls in line with new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) guidelines. The guidelines are EU-led, but identical guidelines will almost certainly be written into post-Brexit UK legislation.

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GDPR - are you ready?

You’re probably aware of the upcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) deadline (and if you’re not, you really should be). But will how you hold, share and use information be fit for purpose once that deadline has passed?

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