Definition of 'policy'
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It is increasingly common for businesses to introduce policies on care responsibilities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It needs to look at the government policy on policing the mining dispute as a whole. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is the critical connection in understanding the foreign policy of the left. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Whether or not these sound bites lead to a change in economic policy remains to be seen. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With what do we replace the common agricultural policy? Times, Sunday Times (2017)The emerging alliance has not been confined to issues of government policy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Individual rail company policies They all vary slightly. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Which gets to the most controversial part of his proposals, where economics meets social policy and trade. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And frankly if there was more consensus or action around policy, we probably would be on our way to making the change that's needed. Smithsonian Mag (2017)The county and district councils would prepare their policy documents within this framework. Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)What is needed now is the delivery of tangible policies for business. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is what happens when politicians set policy on the basis of ideology. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That must be the policy of this country. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The impact on both economics and public policy has been dire. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is bad foreign policy and bad politics. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Labour still requires an attitude to foreign policy that has teeth behind the smile. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You cannot proceed to common policies without popular consent. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Immigration policy making therefore took place with little or no interference from outside. Migrants in Modern France: Population Mobility in the Later Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (1989)There could be no more welcome example of public health policy in action. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is now no clear party policy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But government policy appears to lag behind. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is a similar story when it comes to policies and issues. The Sun (2014)The same applies if you are renewing an insurance policy or buying goods. Times, Sunday Times (2008)No need to swot up on policy documents. The Sun (2010)The direct cultural value of a warlike business policy is unequivocal. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)The results could form the basis for coalition policies. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Economics and economic policy is all about changes at the margin. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is this key constraint on sustainable growth that makes a broad and enduring consensus on economic policy necessary. After Thatcher (1989)The topics will include policies to build more homes and plans to squeeze extra tax from those who live in them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is not policy but attitude. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Under the company 's new policy this could be blocked by a repressive regime. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Of course, the policies each country pursues will need to be suited to its particular circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This was an asset to British foreign policy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Governments whose citizens are under threat from the increasingly crazed groups at large should ban Apple products until the company changes its policy. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'policy'
British English: policy NOUN
A policy is a set of ideas or plans that is used as a basis for making decisions, especially in politics, economics, or business.
...plans which include changes in foreign policy and economic reforms.
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