Monday, 11 March 2013

Eric Pickles orders ban on council translations for migrants

Eric Pickles, the secretary of state for communities, has issued instructions to local councils ordering them to stop wasting money on translating in-house newsletters and information leaflets for migrants. 

He said the practice, which costs town halls nearly £20 million a year, was not only a waste of money but also discouraged minority communities from learning English. Some councils translate information into 100 languages. 

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