Monday, 15 January 2018

"case adjourned"

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/court-round-up-latest-regions-1050794 
15 January 2018

The case of a 43-year-old woman accused of drink-driving has been adjourned. […]
Nagy’s case at North Staffordshire Justice Centre had to be adjourned because a Hungarian interpreter was not available. Nagy was bailed to appear again on January 18.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Ireland: High Court lifts suspension on State’s interpreter contract

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/high-court-lifts-suspension-on-state-s-interpreter-contract-1.3352534 
Jan 11, 2018

High Court lifts suspension on State’s interpreter contract
The High Court has lifted an automatic suspension on the awarding of a contract for the supply of interpreters for the State’s immigration service and Legal Aid Board.
The suspension came into effect after a company which has been supplying interpreters for several years, Word Perfect Translation Service Ltd, brought a legal action against the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform challenging the integrity of the award process.
The Minister applied to the court to have the suspension lifted. […]


Thursday, 4 January 2018

Here's how much West Yorkshire Police will have to spend on interpreters

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/heres-how-much-west-yorkshire-14114060 
4 January 2018

Here's how much West Yorkshire Police will have to spend on interpreters
West Yorkshire Police will spend more than £2.5m of tax payers money on interpreters over the next four years.
The eye-watering sum of cash will be out sourced to a commercial agency, Language Limited Empire, based in Rochdale.
[…]
Figures from police.co.uk, which used Home Office data, show that West Yorkshire Police pays £124 for four hours face-to-face interpreting.
The minimum is for one hour at £31 an hour. No travel or expenses are chargable.
Nationally the fee varies with Essex Police paying the least at £86 for four hours while Derbyshire Constabulary forks out £154.