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  • Business Rates

    Business rates are paid by occupiers and owners of commercial and industrial property to the local authority, but at a rate set by central Government.

  • Bullying in schools

    'Bullying' refers to physical or psychological chastisement or intimidation.

  • Budget

    What is the Budget? The Budget is the government of the day's main set-piece economic event.

  • Brownfield Development

    'Brownfield' land is an area of land or premises that has been previously used, but has subsequently become vacant, derelict or contaminated. This term derived from its opposite, undeveloped or 'greenfield' land. Brownfield sites typically require preparatory regenerative work before any new development goes ahead, and can also be partly occupied.

  • British Summer Time (BST)

    British Summer Time marks the beginning and the end of the official summer season. BST is calculated by putting Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) forward one hour at the start of the period and removing one hour at the end.

  • Binge Drinking

  • Begging

  • BBC

    The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is an independent, publicly-funded television and radio broadcasting organisation, with extensive interests in programme production, news gathering and commercial publishing.

  • Battery hens and broiler chickens

    Battery hens and broiler chickens are the terms used to describe poultry raised in "industrial" highly intensive farming environments, for egg production and meat production, respectively.

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