BSL/English interpreters working conditions report 2015-2016

By NUBSLI | Published on 11 July 2016

Last updated on April 5th, 2019 at 6:15 pm

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We are pleased to announce that our report: Survey of BSL/English Interpreters’ Working Conditions (2015-2016) is now available.

The report covers many issues that respondents told us are important, including:

  • The continuing downward pressure on fees and T&Cs, and the impact of that on respondents and Deaf people.
  • That work in rural areas is often unviable due to minimum booking durations without appropriate remuneration for travel time or costs.
  • Lack of recognition or appropriate remuneration for specialist work, including court work.

Respondents reported that these issues, along with other factors detailed in the report, continue to lead them to seriously consider reducing or stopping interpreting hours, and in many cases, respondents reported that they had already done so.

Read the report

You can read more about our findings and recommendations in the full report.

View report