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 , 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.