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

By John Oakland

This succinct advisor presents easy accessibility to chose imperative British institutional phrases that are commonly hired in modern British lifestyles. it's cross-referenced with a complete index and appendices.

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If the system fails, matters may be referred to ACAS. The government is generally not a partner in collective bargaining. Collective responsibility (of ministers) (government) See Ministerial responsibility. College (education) 1. An independent unit of higher education within a university structure, such as those colleges which constitute Oxford and Cambridge Universities. 2. A specialist and usually vocational institution of higher education, such as a college of art, music or agriculture. 3.

Council tax, the (government) This tax replaced the poll tax (or community charge) for local government finance in 1993–4. It is payable by every homeowner in a local council area, and is based on the value of domestic property (divided into a number of price bands) and a personal element (based upon two people occupying a property). 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.

It represents the decisions, originally oral but gradually written, taken by judges in actual court cases. Today the proceedings are published in official law reports such as the All England Law Reports. Casting vote (society) When the voting on a matter results in a tie (an equal number of votes), the chairperson is usually allowed to decide the issue by casting an extra vote (therefore having two votes). Cathedral city (geography) An ancient city with an old-established cathedral (usually of the Church of England), such as Lincoln, Durham, Salisbury and Winchester, which is normally the headquarters of a diocese.

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