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FOI 2023 190 - Translation Costs


Information Requested:

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information:  

For the last financial year, what was the total amount spent on translation costs? 

Can you provide a breakdown of these costs by language translated. 

Do you hire any dedicated translators? If so provide details of how many, total salary cost and for what language. 


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your request dated 22nd November 2023. 


Translation costs for financial year 2022-23 were £431,117. 


We are unable to provide a financial analysis of these costs by language translated as this information is not captured in our financial ledger. 


Public Health Wales does not hire any dedicated translators. 


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