Cost of translation services for the police increased over three years in Britain

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liz askew  Identity Verified
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unsurprising news Aug 22, 2011

This increase in translation costs is to be expected as the UK is part of Europe, also we accept asylum seekers from other countries.
I think quite a few people in the UK are aware of this fact.

[Edited at 2011-08-22 18:25 GMT]


 

liz askew  Identity Verified
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unsurprising new Aug 22, 2011

I think many people in Britain are aware of this fact.

 

Susanna Garcia  Identity Verified
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Oh it must be true then if it's in the Daily Mail.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBT6OSr1TI
I interpret for the police and some of that money is due to let's say unforeseen circumstances - I've been called out for wrong languages, kept waiting for hours as the on-call solicitor has had to cover somewhere else, all of which has to be paid for. So let's not blame Johnny Foreigner for
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Oh it must be true then if it's in the Daily Mail.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBT6OSr1TI
I interpret for the police and some of that money is due to let's say unforeseen circumstances - I've been called out for wrong languages, kept waiting for hours as the on-call solicitor has had to cover somewhere else, all of which has to be paid for. So let's not blame Johnny Foreigner for everything.
Drop in the ocean anyway compared to the dreadful Civil List!
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liz askew  Identity Verified
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waste of money sometimes? Aug 23, 2011

Indeed,
translation/interpreter costs may be high, but this is to be expected for providing such services. However, what gets my goat is when interpreters get sent on a job and 1) the wrong language is booked or 2) the person who wants the interpreter doesn't show up!
As I say, costs are high, but the British Government is committed to providing interpreting and translation services as part of international agreements, and we also belong to Europe. Perhaps everybody needs to be aware
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Indeed,
translation/interpreter costs may be high, but this is to be expected for providing such services. However, what gets my goat is when interpreters get sent on a job and 1) the wrong language is booked or 2) the person who wants the interpreter doesn't show up!
As I say, costs are high, but the British Government is committed to providing interpreting and translation services as part of international agreements, and we also belong to Europe. Perhaps everybody needs to be aware of the costs involved and do their utmost to make sure services are used efficiently and correctly.

Cheers!
Liz Askew
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Gennady Lapardin  Identity Verified
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just a simple math Aug 24, 2011

Based on the figures in this news, the court interpreters "ate" 92 mln pounds, which equal three thousand jobs in the police, which in turn lost 13 thou jobs over the same timespan. A quick calculation gives the result: the British (and it may be also global proportion for large nations) court interpreters picked up every fifth crumb lost by the police. It's too-oo much...

 


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