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Acronyms

List of Terms

A list of the acronyms that are commonly used in Swale Borough Council and this website.

Despite trying to write many of our reports and our website using Plain English, occasionally acronyms can slip into usage.  Below is a table that contains some of the more common acronyms that you might find on this website or in documents written by Swale Borough Council.

 An acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of a name, for example SBC for Swale Borough Council.

Table of Acronyms

AcronymDefinition
ASB Anti Social Behaviour
ASBO Anti Social Behaviour Order
BCS British Crime Survey
BFI Benefit Fraud Inspectorate
BV Best Value
BVPI Best Value Performance Indicator
BVPP Best Value Performance Plan
BVR Best Value Review
CAA Comprehensive Area Assessment
CCTV Closed Circuit Television
CDRP Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership
CES Corporate Equality Scheme
CIA Community Impact Assessment
CIPFA Central Institute of Public Finance Accountants
CLG Department for Communities and Local Government
CLS Community Legal Service
CPA Comprehensive Performance Assessment
CRB Criminal Records Bureau
CRM Customer Relationship Management
CSA Customer Service Adviser
CSC Customer Services Centre
CSR Comprehensive Spending Review
CVS Council for Voluntary Services
DATs Drug Action Team
DDA Disability Discrimination Act
DEFRA Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DfES Department for Education and Skills
DfT Department for Transport
DoH Department of Health
DP Data Protection
DWP Department for Works and Pensions
EFLG Equalities Framework for Local Government
EHRC Equality and Human Rights Commission
EIA Equality Impact Assessment
AcronymDefinition
EU European Union
FE Further Education
FOI Freedom of Information
FTE Full Time Equivalent
GLA Greater London Authority
HB/CTB Housing Benefit/Council Tax Benefit
HIP Home Improvement Pack
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HR Human Resources
ICT Information and Communications Technology
IIP Investors in People
IT Information Technology
KCC Kent County Council
KLOE Key Lines Of Enquiry
LA Local Authority
LAA Local Area Agreement
LA21 Local Agenda 21 “ a local strategy for sustainability
LDD Local Development Documents
LDF Local Development Framework
LDS Local Development Scheme
LEA Local Education Authority
LGA Local Government Association
LGC Local Government Chronicle
LLPG Local Land and Property Gazetteer
LPI Local Performance Indicator
LSC Learning Skills Council
LSP Local Strategic Partnership
MKIP Mid Kent Improvement Partnership
MTFS Medium Term Financial Strategy
NHS National Health Service
NLIS National Land Information System
NLPG National Land and Property Gazetteer
NNDR Non-Domestic Rates
NPI National Performance Indicator
NRR Northern Relief Road
AcronymDefinition
OD Organisational Development
ONS Office for National Statistics
PACE Police and Criminal Evidence Act
PACT Partners And Communities Together
PAF Performance Assessment Framework for Social services
PC Personal Computer
PCSO Police Community Support Officer
PCT Primary Care Trust
PI Performance Indicator
PSA Public Service Agreement
Q and R Queenborough and Rushenden
RSL Registered Social Landlord
SAP Standard Assessment Procedure (for energy efficiency scores of buildings)
SBC Swale Borough Council
SCI Statement of Community Involvement
SEEDA South East England Development Agency
SF Swale Forward
SHA Swale Housing Association
SMART Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timebound
SMT Senior Management Team
SocITM Society of Information Technology Managers
SORP Statement of recommended Procedure (accounting framework)
SPD Supplementary Planning Document
SRB Single Regeneration Budget
TAROE Tenants and Residents Organisations of England
TfL Transport for London
TUPE Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)
VAT Value Added Tax
VCS Voluntary and Community Sector
VFM Value For Money
WCAs Waste Collection Authorities
WDA Waste Disposal Authority
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