The expenditure on interpretation and languages services: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

Please provide me with the following information for the financial years 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23.

All expenditure made by your organisation, in every facet of its operations and purview, on translation, interpretation, and language services.

Please provide the aggregated total spent by your organisation and then, if possible, please provide this broken down by particular function for which the service was carried out.


2020/2021     2021/2022 2022/2023
Service Function Amount Service Function Amount Service Function Amount
Interpretation  Policy £14,442. Interpretation Policy £12,135.00 Interpretation Policy £0.00
Translation Corporate Services £1,061.47 Translation Corporate Services £1,497.89 Translation Corporate Services £2,054.42
Total £15,503.77 Total £13,632.89 Total £2,054.42

Policy Interpretation costs were for British Sign Language interpreter services.

Corporate Services costs were for the translation of Accountant in Bankruptcy publications.

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