A Dictionary of British Institutions: A Students' Guide by John Oakland

By John Oakland

This succinct consultant offers quick access to chose primary British institutional phrases that are greatly hired in modern British lifestyles. it's cross-referenced with a finished index and appendices.

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Citizens’ Advice Bureau, the (CAB) 38 Citizens’ Advice Bureau, the (CAB) (society) A voluntary body with branches in most towns and cities throughout Britain. It supplies information to the public on a range of matters, and gives specific advice about civil rights, legal problems, state benefits and voluntary aid resources. Citizen’s arrest (law) A British citizen has an ancient, if largely unused, right to arrest any person who is actually committing, or is suspected of having committed, certain serious crimes (such as those which are punishable by imprisonment).

Common Agricultural Policy, the (CAP) (agriculture) The policy of the European Community, costing some three-quarters of its total expenditure, which regulates agricultural production in the memberstates and the amount, price and type of a wide range of agricultural produce. It also controls payments and subsidies for farmers. Common Entrance, the (education) A school-leaving examination common to all independent preparatory schools which is normally sat by boys at 13 and girls at 10 in order to gain entrance (if passed) to a public school.

Budget, the (government) The proposals and plans itemized every year by the sitting government for public taxes and spending over the next financial year. The Chancellor of the Exchequer presents them to the House of Commons in a traditional speech (Budget Speech) in March or April, and the proposals have to be passed by Parliament in order to become law. Mini-budgets (or economic statements) may also be required during the course of the year. It is possible that budgets may be announced at different times, and in a different format, in future years.

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