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UK government

woolsack

Government; UK government

A ceremonial cushion used by the Lord Speaker of the UK House of Lords, filled with wool to symbolise the importance of the wool trade for the prosperity of the country.

big society

Government; UK government

The flagship policy idea of the 2010 Conservative Party general election manifesto, and part of the legislative programme of the coalition government. The stated aim is 'to create a climate that ...

affordable housing

Government; UK government

Housing which is either for sale or for rent – or a combination of both – at below current market values. Typically, it takes the form of social rented, shared ownership, key worker, outright below ...

aggregate external finance

Government; UK government

The total amount of money given by central government to local government. It consists of the Revenue Support Grant (RSG), ringfenced and other specific grants and redistributed business rates. ...

anti-social behaviour

Government; UK government

According to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, this is "acting in an anti-social manner as a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the ...

anti-social behaviour order (ASBO)

Government; UK government

A statutory measure applicable to anyone over 10, to protect the public against behaviour "that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress" to an individual householder or a ...

area-based grant (ABG)

Government; UK government

A grant allocated by central government directly to local authorities as additional revenue funding, which local authorities are free to use it as they see fit.

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