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The Public Administration Select Committee of the House of Commons will today produce a report on the jargon-laden language of official documents. This is their favourite:
"Savings on the core grant-in-aid delivering the Change-Up programme, against the counterfactual of an inflationary increase and reprioritisation of the OTS budget to fund a wider range of investment programmes from the 2007-08 baseline amount to around £4.8m realised in 2008-09."
That was in a Cabinet Office paper.
Other ugly words highlighted by The Guardian's report of the publication are "rollouts, step changes, public domains, fit for purposes, stakeholder engagements, across the pieces, win-wins, level playing fields and going forwards".