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Saturday 23 May 2015
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Jargon Buster

DfT (Department for Transport)Government Department that promotes the adoption of improved regional transport strategies, and assist local transport authorities develop and implement Local Transport Plans.
DH (Department of Health)Government Department that tackles poor health and health inequalities and improves public health information.
DMBC Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council.
DOSTIThe Community Empowerment Network (CEN) for Dudley.
DriversThe catalyst for, and reason why, certain plans and strategies have been developed i.e. the motivation and ‘push’ behind any policy-making decision.
DTI (Department of Trade and Industry)Government Department that influences the development and delivery of regional policies impacting on business, reports on the effectiveness of Advantage West Midlands (AWM), and provides regional intelligence on economy and business issues.
DWP (Department of Work & Pensions)Government Department that manages and implements European Social Funds.
Economies of scaleThese occur when mass producing or mass purchasing a good / product, resulting in lower average cost.
e-GovernmentThe branch of Government which offers Information Communication Technology (ICT) -related resources and information.
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)A European structural fund which aims to reduce inequalities in socio-economic development between the regions in the Community, by supporting infrastructure projects, job-creation investments, local development and aid for small/medium enterprises (SMEs).