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£980,000 to be spent on council translators over next four years

SomersetLive   /   News   /   22 May 2019

Somerset County Council will spend "in the region of £980,000" on translators and related projects over the next four years.

The council's current contracts for translation and interpretation expire on September 1, meaning new provision must be sought before that date.

Whistleblowing concerns spark interpreter contract change

Law Society Gazette   /   News   /   20 May 2019

The main provider of courtroom interpreting to the Ministry of Justice says it is removing a section of its service agreement with interpreters that some believe prevents them from whistleblowing.

Big increase in Derbyshire police spending on English translators

DerbyshireLive   /   News   /   15 May 2019

Derbyshire police spent an extra £100,000 on foreign language translators in 2018 than in previous years.

Court 'must ensure non English-speaking prisoners aware of rights'

BBC News   /   News   /   08 May 2019

Aberdeen Sheriff Court must ensure prisoners who do not speak English are aware of their rights, an inspection report has said.


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