By John Oakland
This succinct advisor presents quick access to chose valuable British institutional phrases that are extensively hired in modern British existence. it really is cross-referenced with a accomplished index and appendices.
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Colloquially known as a bookie, although the formal name is a turf accountant. Borough (government) 1. A local area in England outside London (a burgh in Scotland) which is usually represented in the House of Commons by one MP. Most boroughs are now in practice local government districts but may have kept their ancient title. 2. One of the 32 administrative districts into which London is divided for local government purposes, and which have taken over most of the functions of the former Greater London Council (GLC).
Governments often make use of the demographic information obtained, and any changes observed, to plan future state policies. Central Criminal Court, the (law) The correct official name of the main criminal court in England, at (and known popularly as) the Old Bailey, in East London. It is now in practice a crown court centre. Central government (government) The term used to distinguish the activities of the central government located in Parliament and Whitehall, London, from those of local government areas throughout Britain.
2. 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.