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By John Oakland

ISBN-10: 0203199618

ISBN-13: 9780203199619

This succinct advisor offers quick access to chose important British institutional phrases that are broadly hired in modern British existence. it really is cross-referenced with a accomplished index and appendices.

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Council for National Academic Awards, the (CNAA) (education) An independent body which approves courses and awards degrees and other academic qualifications in institutions of higher education (such as polytechnics) outside the universities, ensuring that these are comparable in standard with those granted by the universities. Since 1987 some institutions running CNAA-approved courses have been allowed to review their own courses. The CNAA may be phased out in the near future as all polytechnics achieve university status.

A separate building or place of worship in an institution such as a college, school or hospital. 3. A Nonconformist (non-Anglican) religious building. Charities (society) Charities are voluntary organizations which provide services over a wide range of activities like education (such as a public school) and social welfare. They are largely dependent upon public donations or fees, although some may obtain local government grants. Their charitable status means that any income they receive is not subject to tax.

Rebates from the tax are given to the needy, low-income groups, and single-occupancy properties. 51 County court Councillor (government) An elected member of a local government council such as a district council or county council, who receives no pay (only expenses) and serves in a part-time capacity. The councillors decide and implement policy for their local area. Countryside Commission, the (CC) (society) An independent body established in 1968 to protect and improve rural areas in England (with similar organizations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland).

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