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This is a searchable directory of terms and abbreviations commonly used in local government which you might find on this site. If the term you are looking for isn't here please use the feedback link at the bottom of the page to let us know.

TermExplanationWebsite
AcasAdvisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Servicewww.acas.org.uk
ACEAchieving Cumbrian Excellence 
ACTAction with Communities in Cumbria (formerly Voluntary Action Cumbria VAC)www.cumbriaaction.org.uk
AHCAppleby Heritage Centrewww.applebyheritagecentre.org
AIFireEAssociate of the Institution of Fire Engineerswww.ife.org.uk
ALFActivity Led Funding 
ALMOArms Length Management Organisation 
AMBAAlston Moor Business Associationwww.alstonmoor.com
AMPAlston Moor Partnership www.alstonmoorpartnership.co.uk
AMPAsset Management Plan Asset Management Plan web page
AMRAnnual Monitoring ReportAnnual Monitoring Report web page
AONBArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty 
ATCAppleby Town Council 
BAMEBlack, Asian, and minority ethnic  
BARSBiodiversity Action Reporting System 
BCBuilding ControlBuilding Control web pages
BCPBusiness Continuity PlanBusiness Continuity Plan web page
BISDepartment for Business Innovation & Skillswww.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-innovation-skills
BITCBusiness in the Communitywww.bitc.org.uk
BLFBig Lottery Fund 

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