Plain English PPN Guide

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We know it can be hard trying to come to grips with what the PPN is. For that reason, Fingal PPN are delighted to publish our Plain English Induction Pack and Plain English Leaflet.

Download the Plain English Leaflet here:


Download the Plain English Induction Pack here: 


We hope these help us to better communicate our message to our members and help us to engage more members of the Community going forward.

What is Plain English?

Plain English is a way of presenting information that helps someone understand it the first time they read or hear it.

When we use plain English, we:

  • use clear, concise and accurate language,
  • order our points logically, including only necessary detail, and
  • use clean design to make our writing more attractive and easier to follow.

Plain English is not a one-size-fits-all approach to presenting information or, indeed, an alternative format for only some people. It is about communicating directly to the intended reader or listener in language they understand, whether they are specialists, colleagues or members of the public. Most of us don’t like reading through long passages of difficult text to find the main points, so why ask others to do so?