I'm interested in taking the French to British English tests but the style guide I was referred to is for American English. What format are we to use for dates, for example? British English would write 10 April and 10 April 2016. Further, times are written with a period, not a colon, and single quotation marks are traditionally favoured. (And the differences are much more substantial than lexical and style differences such as these and extend well into core grammar. I don't think it's possible to say 'take it in turns' in American, for instance.) Is there a 'default' guide such at Butcher's copy-editing or the style guide of the Economist or OUP..., that we should use? Thanks for any advice you might have.
Style guide for UK English