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Translators for foreign criminals have cost £63.8million in three years, figures show

The Sun   /   News   /   30 June 2019

TRANSLATORS for foreign criminals have cost £63.8million in three years, figures show.

Non-English speakers need legal papers translated and require an interpreter for trial proceedings.

£364,000 bill for health board translators revealed

The Courier   /   News   /   24 June 2019

Translators have cost NHS Tayside more than £364,000 in the past year.

Dad who worked as translator for GP patients fined £40 for taking sick day

Daily Mirror   /   News   /   05 June 2019

Father-of-four Ben Mbeva, 48, has worked for AA Global since January interpreting for Swahili-speaking patients attending GP appointments in Hull.

As part of his freelance contract, Mr Mbeva is paid £15 per consultation he attends, which can last up to an hour, but is not paid for his travel expenses.

According to Mr Mbeva, he was fined £40 for taking a sick day and was asked for a doctor's note to explain his absence, which he was unable to show.

£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.

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